Benthem Crouwel Architects used fisherman’s nets to catch the idea of this house concept. This unusually looking exterior attracts 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 the net became a tool not to work but create 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 wood frame construction. Roof and facades have been sprayed with rubber and are covered with colored 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.’