Beautiful Modern Holiday House Design in a Coastal Village
Defying the typical angst design process, the first conceptual sketch of the Dune House was the one that stuck. The architects drew a Surrealist crown floating on top of a Miesian glass box. And so it is. The house is one of five completed by Living Architecture, a nonprofit organization founded by writer Alain de Botton in 2010 (a sixth, by Peter Zumthor. This House approached the 2,690-square-foot concrete, steel, and wood house as a “mini-hotel” set into the dunes. Private spaces—four bedrooms, each with its own bath—are encased in the top floor’s wild gables, an exaggerated twist on the traditional holiday homes nearby. Public space on the ground floor surrounds a central core containing a staircase and fifth bedroom and bath. “We wanted to keep the social space as open as possible,” says Vigsnæs. Mission accomplished, with 360-degree views.
Getting Mini Hotel Sense of the Modern Holiday House Design
Choosing Coastal Village Landscape to Get the Relaxing Atmosphere
Panoramic View from the Large Bedroom Window Installation
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