Dune House and Office
- Caroline Kurze
Jetty and Maarten Min, of Bergen office Min2 have completed their own house and studio in North Holland with an arched rooftop, tiled walls and exposed tree-trunk columns. They designed the three-storey Dune House on a coastal dune in Bergen and used unfinished timber, clay tiles and curved profiles to help the building fit in with its rural setting.
Offering a twist on the traditional mansard roof, the house is wrapped on three sides by a skin of clay tiles. Horizontal slices through this skin create a series of sea-facing windows on the north elevation, while a double-height window frames a view of the dune landscape to the south. Inside, the house contains studio spaces on its ground floor, while the living areas comprise a two-storey loft above. Kitchen, living and dining areas occupy a larger open-plan space on the first floor, surrounded by the chunky Douglas fir columns. Arched wooden joists are visible overhead, plus a boxy poplar staircase leads up to a mezzanine bedroom. A similar staircase links the house with the studio below, which features a generous workspace, a meeting and conference room and a library. The houses’s bathroom is also located on this floor.
Images © Erik Boschman, Sjaak Henselmans, Liesbeth van der Wal | Via: Dezeen