A nest home within the Netherlands immerses residents in nature

by Editorial Team

The Buitenverblijf Nest home takes the thought of a ‘folly’ and offers it a nature-inspired take, with its outsized birdhouse kind and eccentric love-nest nods. 

A construction of its typology is outlined, as its architects i29 clarify, as ‘a non-conventional construction that serves a creative or playful function’. The Nest does simply that, tucked away as it’s in a peaceable, verdant location within the woodlands close to Arnhem, inside the creative enclave of Buitenplaats Koningsweg – a former barracks reinvented right into a artistic group. 

(Picture credit score: Jeroen Musch)

A nest home for nature lovers

Conceived as a ‘tiny home’ vacation house, the Nest, with its slim, raised-on-stilts quantity and timber nature, blends with the encircling bushes simply. It was designed to create a way of tranquillity and provide seclusion and reference to the outside, the architects clarify. 

love Nest on stilts by i29

(Picture credit score: Jeroen Musch)

‘[The] design refers back to the archetypal picture of a chook home,’ the architects write. ‘The folly is constructed with respect for nature, utilizing high-quality supplies which have little or no influence on human, animal and environmental well being.’

Nest house by i29 terrace and tree views

(Picture credit score: Jeroen Musch)

Certainly, environmental considerations from the architect-and-client crew meant that sustainable structure was necessary within the design improvement. In consequence, Nest is supplied with economical all-electric installations and a extremely insulated constructing envelope, whereas photo voltaic panels on the roof cater for vitality wants. 

Nest house by i29 timber clad kitchen interior

(Picture credit score: Jeroen Musch)

And whereas the construction after all responds to the wants of human inhabitation, it additionally gives a house to the native wildlife, as birds, tree climbing vegetation, and bugs step by step take over components of the Nest and are inspired to settle in. For instance, behind the cladding, nuthatches, woodpeckers and bats can search shelter.  

Nest by i29 round window inside

(Picture credit score: Jeroen Musch)

The cabin contains two inner flooring. The decrease one incorporates a kitchen and lounge, spilling out to a big terrace. The highest stage options a big, four-person mattress. The minimalist interiors, well enhanced by hidden storage and built-in cabinets, permit for the residents to really immerse themselves in nature, and really feel a part of their inexperienced environment at each flip. 

Nest by i29 bed under pitched roof

(Picture credit score: Jeroen Musch)


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