Benthem Crouwel Architects used the fisherman’s nets to catch the idea of this house concept. This unusually looking exterior atracts all eyes in Texel – the largest of the Dutch Wadden islands. It’s an island of sheep and fishermen, inhabited by equal amounts of sheep and people. Maybe that’s the reason why net became as a tool not to work but create the art.
“The interior is also simple: functional and light, not distracting from the landscape outside. The large glass façade of the kitchen/living area strengthens the relationship with the garden. Nature becomes an important feature of the house. On this side of the building, inside and outside seem to merge.” – Benthem Crouwel Architects
“The windows provide an excellent view of the surroundings: from the kitchen/living area one gets a panoramic view of the island, from the first floor the dunes and the sea are visible, and from the bedroom one glimpses the endless sky.”
“The house is built with a wooden frame construction. Roof and facades have been sprayed with rubber and are covered with coloured fishing nets. The nets are applied in two layers – red, green and blue nets are covered with black nets and divided into sections. These sections show the cross section of the building.”