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Rubber Holiday Home

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Rubber Holiday Home

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benthemcrouwel.nl

“Texel is the largest of the Dutch Wadden islands. It’s an island of sheep and fishermen, inhabited by equal
amounts of sheep and people. Iconic features in the Texel landscape are the so called ‘schapenboeten’:
little sheds that are not used for sheep, but for storage of hay and tools. They stand alone in the vast open
meadows, on land far away from the farm. The sheds have a gabled roof with a bevelled top section and
face southwest, which is the most common wind direction. The entrance door is situated on the straight
and sheltered northeast side of the building.

The design of the holiday home has been inspired by these characteristic sheds, but contrary to the sheds,
the house had many windows in both the facades and the roof. 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.”
(Text:benthemcrouwel.nl)

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Published on 26/04/2014

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