Holiday home on Texel island

Best Implemented Project of Private Residence

About the project
Located on the beautiful island of Texel, only a ten-minute walk from the North Sea, the Holiday Home provides a cosy but distinctive stay. The solid yet sculptural interior, which is covered by the black wooden shell, creates a strong contrast between the warm inside and the bold outside. 
We believe that a holiday home is not like any other residential villa. A holiday is a break-away from our daily routine, and so is the holiday home that accommodates it. That is why we designed the space of the holiday home around the way we want to spend our holiday. During a holiday people tend to spend more time together and there is less need for private spaces. So we optimized the connection of the house to its surroundings and maximized all the spaces inside, allowing most of them to accommodate two functions.
During the day the house transforms into an open, fluid space. Spaces extend even further, through large windows and opened doors, into the surroundings. At night, wooden panels can be closed by turning them 90 degrees and the continuous space breaks up into separate spaces. The bed becomes a full-size bedroom, while the hidden shower and sink turn into an en-suite bathroom.

Texel island, the Netherlands

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Applicant and authors of the project
Orange Architects is a multidisciplinary and internationally operating design firm for architecture, urban design, interiors and outdoor space, headed by Patrick Meijers and Jeroen Schipper. Orange Architects formulates attractive, conceptually advanced and smart answers to complex spatial challenges. What distinguishes us is our rational attitude, which we combine with a sensitivity to context, to local culture, to the client’s wishes, and to the future users of our projects.

Other participants
Contractor: Cor Koper Bouwbedrijf