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A modern chalet with a twist

Alissa Ugolini—homify UK Alissa Ugolini—homify UK
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The team at Bongers Architects BNA has over 25 years experience in the field of architecture. Together with the client, they strive to achieve their dreams and desires. Various experts in the team, such as artists, architects and project managers, are all working closely together to provide an enriching experience for the client. The foundations of the company are based on aesthetics, functionality and sustainability. In addition, the firm tries to align the design as much possible to the environment.

Bongers Architects BNA has experience in the area of private housing, commercial buildings, renovations, public buildings and private homes. Today, we're looking at a residential project that blurs the lines between traditional and modern, respecting the pristine surroundings all while creating a stunning example of 21st century modern prefab architecture. Take a look…

The rear view

 Garden by Bongers Architecten
Bongers Architecten

Achterzijde moderne recreatiewoning

Bongers Architecten

The prefab houses of Bongers Architects BNA come in two versions: modern and classic. These steel framed holiday homes are suitable for four to ten people. In the photo we see the modern version in Renesse. The formation of the property resembles a modern cottage, and through the selection of large windows and dark tiles, the home is able to blend into and respect the vernacular of the landscape. A covered terrace offers the residents the opportunity to enjoy the deck during a range of different climatic conditions, as does the transparent sides of the house which boasts 220 degrees of viewing pleasure, making it possible to enjoy the scenery all year round.

The street face

The street façade has a more closed character than the rear, offering its residents privacy from passers-by. Though there are some cut outs to the front, which we assume would hold the more intimate spaces in the house, light is still able to pass through. In this image, we can better understand the idea of the aluminium cladding and the interesting shape of the roof. The total area of a six person home is a generous 129 square metres.

The open plan dining area

 Living room by Bongers Architecten
Bongers Architecten

Woonruimte recreatiwoning

Bongers Architecten

On the ground floor is a concrete slab which has been constructed to include underfloor heating. From this angle we can see the patio in the background, and are able to understand how light and airy the interior of the home is. On the right we see the stairs to the first floor. The railings and banisters ensure that the staircase is also safe for children to use.

On the first floor we find the bedrooms and bathrooms. The bathroom is fully tiled and the rooms on the first floor all have radiators to combat the cool Dutch winters. The insulation of the house also meets the highest possible requirements—yet another tick in their favour for sustainability. The interior is modern and fresh, with the colourful chairs and polished steel features adding another element to this neutral, woody space.

The living room

The walls and ceilings of the house are painted white, contributing to the general sense of expansiveness one experiences inside the home. That feeling is reinforced by the view that can be seen from the living room. The furniture is modern and quirky; the luxurious red sofa blends splendidly with the white and grey tones of the rest of the room. The wood stove provides warmth and ambience, and a much needed element of cosiness for a space that facilitates relaxation and calm. When the weather permits, one can explore the area or enjoy the garden and patio instead of being indoors.

The architects have made a bold decision to make the home so transparent; just imagine this room during a fierce snowstorm—the landscape would be blanketed in powder white while you are cosied up inside.

If you want another exciting example of prefab living, check out the following ideabook: Danish design—The Vipp Shelter.

Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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