The Home Beneath the Floor is a Dutch residence surrounded in wildflowers and inexperienced meadow

by Editorial Team

Eindhoven-based structure studio WillemsenU has hidden a home in an undulating meadow on the sting of a nature reserve in The Netherlands. Surrounded by wild flowers and meandering streams, the home has a curved concrete, inexperienced roof that rises from the bottom and will simply be mistaken for a grassy hill.

(Picture credit score: Rob van Esch)

The Home Beneath the Floor

Occupying the plot of a former goat home, the two-bedroom home has a compact footprint but feels beneficiant and expansive inside. The poured concrete roof hides three ranges of dwelling areas beneath it, two of them beneath floor stage. Although, opposite to what you would possibly anticipate from a largely underground home, this one is crammed with daylight and cleverly connects its inhabitants to the outside.

The House Under the Ground by WillemsenU in the greenery

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The plan of the home has been fastidiously modelled to steadiness each privateness and openness. Reached by a slim path that intersects the ‘hill’, the doorway leads into the higher (floor ground) stage of the home the place there may be an open plan kitchen and eating house with an outside terrace within the midst of the meadow. The decrease ranges are reached by a glass carry (the home is future-proofed for later life) or by way of the floating, crystal-clear-laminated glass staircase. A skylight is situated above this void, so daylight flows down via the translucent supplies.

gardens at The House Under the Ground by WillemsenU

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At stage minus one, there may be an open plan front room overlooking a non-public subterranean backyard that appears like you might have sunken right into a small valley with naturalistic landscaping by Bert Huls. The principal bed room is situated at minus two, the place daylight nonetheless reaches simply down. There are additionally added advantages from being largely underground; warmth is extracted from the earth by a warmth pump and it’s power environment friendly as it’s naturally insulated by the earth, maintaining heat in winter and funky in summer season.

The House Under the Ground by WillemsenU inside looking out

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While working with nature, the home additionally provides safety via resilient, trendy supplies. The facade is clad in rhythmically board-marked concrete, wood slats (nodding to the previous goat shed) and Corten metal. It has floor-to ceiling home windows and inside, flooring, partitions and ceilings are completed with concrete dealing with – all offering a cool distinction to the inexperienced panorama, but softened by the defining curve of the roof.

The House Under the Ground by WillemsenU entrance detail

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‘Life – human and non-human, natural world – is all the time central in my designs,’ says Marrit Winkeler, venture architect, WillemsenU. She compares designing structure to poetry. ‘Utilizing literary strategies can bend the restrictions of the actual world for some time, and open up potentialities for unconventional structure,’ she says. ‘And like poetry, structure can reveal and evoke hidden layers of emotion and which means.’

inside The House Under the Ground by WillemsenU

(Picture credit score: Rob van Esch) 

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