It seems in many parts of the world the rich history of regional building method is becoming something of a lost art. These construction practices often focus on use of indigenous materials, and are passed down from generation to generation through the shared process of hand craft. Because they are focused on local material and local skilled labor, the results are sensitive to both culture and environment. The connection provided in the creation the built work also supports building of another kind; the building blocks inherent in a strong sense of community.
Dutch architect Arjen Reas has married beautifully the art of traditional building method and rural architectural form, with modern design clarity. This home is located at the point of transition between urban and rural environments, which is reflected in the choices of material, form and finish. A wonderful expression, and addition to the landscape.
Images and excerpts sourced at dailytonic.