This family house in Arnhem, a modernistic white cubicle to which another cubicle was added later, is accentuated by a sloping, natural landscape. The soft curves of this landscape and the organic asphalt paths collide with the straight, clear lines of the modernistic architecture, creating a fascinating contrast.
Three different landscapes give each side of the house a different atmosphere. On the front side, an idyllic orchard with flowers and tall grasses. The house itself is surrounded by a forest of organic pine and birch trees. Behind the house, the garden opens itself in curved heather landscape within its midst a sand drift – a sandpit for the children, one of serious dimensions.
In these three landscapes the rectangular shapes of the house, the pool and the garden house with a terrace where the vegetable garden is integrated, are situated. All other stuff such as bikes, chickens, a shower cabin, are integrated in one, beautiful barn which at the same time separates the garden from the neighbours.A sequence of sloping landscapes with beautiful architecture, on the transition from the hills of the Veluwe to the river landscape of the Rhine: the result is a relaxed, low-maintenance and playful garden which is a joy to watch.