Contemporary Haystack House by Arjen Reas
Architects Arjen Reas must have had their hands full with the inhabitants of this contemporary semi-secluded home, on the outskirts of Zoetermeer, the Netherlands. The initial briefing contained the family`s need to have an amazingly intricate concept of traditional and contemporary design mixed together. They also wanted this combination to be constructed exactly where the city ends and the farmland begins. The clients were amazed with the results: a modern creation combining white plaster and haystacks. The fusion between contemporary design and traditional taste gave birth to a mixture of simplicity, durability and expression. The compact haystacks not only make a statement at the edge of the city, but also create a very comfortable, safe environment.