woonhuis O in Schijf

Grosfeld Bekkers van der Velde architecten as Architects

The property is located in beautiful surroundings in the outlying area of Schijf, a small village in the Netherlands. The woodland plot determined the property’s unique concept and it stands radically in the landscape as an elongated and slender 46 metre-long element. Moving around the property is like taking a walk through nature because of the exceptional views that can be enjoyed of the countryside which surrounds the property on all sides.


The property consists of two separate components under one continuous roof. This creates a functional separation between the home itself and the guesthouse with studio. Both entrances are located in the open intermediate area, creating a beautifully framed view of the landscape beyond. The property’s elementary form is a reference to the archetypal rural syntax of the area but, at the same time,reflects a critical attitude to stereotypical rural architecture.


With a limited budget and without a main contractor, a home has been created that completely meets the client’s special wishes. 

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