Villa Schoorl by Studio Prototype

March 17, 2016

Barnstorming Style

Villa Schoorl by Studio Prototype

Schoorl may sound like a misspelt educational institution but is in fact a picturesque village nestled amongst the largest sand dunes in the Netherlands.  It is here that a family commissioned architects Studio Prototype to design and build a modern house based on the shape of the black barns common in the area.

The architects took the simple form of the barn as a starting point and carved out various volumes which fulfil different functions, such as the bathrooms or the library.  These volumes take on different proportions and forms whilst retaining the same basic shape of the barn, thereby creating a natural flow between the spaces.   The use of materials (black metal, glass, light maple wood and sand coloured concrete) also helps to bring the volumes together, creating a functional and beautiful living space that is perfectly in tune with the needs of a modern family.

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Links

http://www.studioprototype.nl/projects/15/villa_hd

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Product Inspiration

Simple forms and sculptural shapes are starting points of great design.  Try the Gavotte armchair from Moustache and the Kant bar stool from Casamania.

 

The slick and elegant Skylight Tower suspension lights from Frederik Roije would work perfectly in the Villa Schoorl, as would the Mr Ed table light from Functionals.

 

Accessories in striking graphic shapes would complement a slick, minimal living space well.  The Pierre wooden coat hanger from Moustache and the storage jars from Diesel Living are great examples.

 





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