size: 2.000 m2 (50 woningen, 4 varianten)
status: sketch design
team: Remko Remijnse, Rocco Reukema, Lucia Valero
At the invitation of Molecaten, 2by4 architects were asked to design a series of recreational homes for the ambitious ‘Waterdunen’ landscape plan. Waterdunes is characterized by its diversity of natural areas and the various spheres to which 2by4-architects responded to with 4 different recreational. The idea at the base of the different homes is identical: to say goodbye to the standard recreational homes with which the entire region is already full and go back to the basis of what a recreation home should be, namely a unique place to enjoy the most of the area. What distinguishes the 4 different homes is the way they interact with the environment.
The ‘staircase’ is a 2-story house with a compact sleeping program on the first floor and a fully open living program on the ground floor. On the ground floor, the landscape goes under the house. In this space, you can cook and hang hammocks or place mats on the floor. Simple folding elements can be used as windscreens.
The ‘change wagon’ focuses on the transition zone between the inside and outside; the porch. The veranda is spacious and serves as an extension of the living room. The fixed kitchen can be used from the living room as well as from the veranda.
The ‘village house’ breaks the program into 3 different volumes: a sleeper cabin, a cooker cabin, and a shower cubicle. The 3 volumes are accessible from 1 central terrace. The terrace functions in this way as a central outdoor living room. The 3 volumes are designed specifically for their program and give collective identity to the home.
The ‘birdhouse’ is designed as a living room furniture. This super compact home can be transformed from inside and outside as space needs and interaction with the environment changes. It was designed with the ultimate nature lover in thought without delivering comfort.