In the middle of a one of the most beautiful dune landscapes in the Netherlands lies Schoorl, a small village surrounded by an almost surreal landscape, serene nature and magnificent views and vistas. At the end of one of the many avenues with high trees, a dark silhouette has risen. A modern interpretation of a typical farm for a family to live. Volumes pierce through the main mass, a sculptural entity.
The outer shell is materialised with black metal, a combination of anodized aluminium for side facades and roof, and a solid, one piece, rolled steel plate for the front façade. To preserve the characteristic marking of rolled steel, studio PROTOTPYE initiated the development of a transparent coating to prevent oxidation in the harsh salty sea climate.
The succession of volumes within the silhouette of a typical Dutch house is the starting-point for the spatial concept. Depending on the different functions the objects were designed in a more open or closed manner. The volumes were then modified to form a succession of open, closed, light and dark spaces. In between these volumes, a central, open living area connects to the veranda where the exterior flows into the interior, a moment to enjoy to the surrounding landscape.
The interior volumes are again materialised with rolled steel, in contrast to surrounding spaces where light maple wood is used. Furniture has been designed in coherence with the rest of the building. This results in a spatial puzzle and timeless atmospheres.