Welcome to our gallery featuring a fantastic single family smart home in Noord-Holland, The Netherlands, designed by UnStudio.
The W.I.N.D house, as it’s called, is a smart home that incorporates integrated sustainable solutions and home automatic. The design focuses on being flexible and integrating both the heavily wooded area to the rear of the home and the wide-open expanse to the front. The home is located on the outskirts of a small Dutch village close to the sea, and all the main living areas have gorgeous panoramic views of the landscape.
One of the truly beautiful and unique features of the home’s architecture are the “wings” of the facade, which curve towards the interior of the home like the petals of a flower. The open staircase at the center of the home connects the front and back wings of the home, and is shrouded in glass with the result being an ever-changing panoramic view as you climb the staircase.
As mentioned above, the home is a smart home, and is fully automated. Control of the home is centered on a touchscreen panel in the living area. Other secondary devices in each room control the room they are located in. The home is sustainably powered by solar panels on the roof and at the rear of the home.
The indoors are kept at a cool, healthy climate by the clay stucco walls and bricks of the home.
We hope you’ll enjoy this home just as much as we do!
Interior Photography: Inga Powilleit
Exterior Photography: Fedde de Weert
The home’s garage is tucked beneath one of the four wings of the house, below the main floor. The driveway is rimmed by terraces of grasses that lead up to the lush green yard.
Near the rear of the home are the more private areas, which include this minimalist bathroom and bedroom combination. All along the rear wall are minimalist storage cabinets. The free-standing soaking tub sits near the sliding glass doors to one of the home’s many terraces.
Outdoor walkways between the terraces and wings end in large glass double doors back to the interior. From this angle we can see the stairs leading down into one of the main living areas and the curve of the building’s roof.
This larger terrace is off of one of the main floor living areas and is encircled by a mesh balustrade. Simple rattan patio furniture with a splash of color in the cushions makes for a modern, yet comfortable patio.
If we were to tumble over the side of the terrace, we would see that below is the dining area, which is surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows. The triangular wooden dining table is surrounded by white chairs in a Scandinavian style.
From next to the glass-enshrouded central staircase we can see built-in bookcases and a simple reading chair. Further on steps lead up and out to one of the terraces and down into the main living areas.
This view is from a hallway leading to one of the other wings. Looking back, we can see stairs going up and down to different sections of the home.
On the main floor we enter into a Y-shaped area with a raised platform near the windows, perfect for reading in the sunshine.
To the right of the fork is the dining room, which follows the curve of the windows. To the left is the living room area.
Beyond the dining room table is the ultra-modern kitchen, which features two stovetops and two vent hoods. The glossy cabinetry adds shine and polish to the design.
A final view of the exterior of this gorgeous home, showing two of the front wings of the home. We can also see the way the home is built into the naturally occurring landscape.
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