The Muiderbos is located on the southern edge of the Duin district in Almere. In this wetland forest area, thirty homes are being built on free plots that are grouped in 'laren', natural open spaces in the forest.
Kreekbos Huis is one of these houses and is located at the end of a lane. The property is embraced on three sides by forest area and a meandering creek.
The house is designed as a wooden monolith from which large windows, terraces and entrance area have been cut out. An irregular rhythm of greyed wooden leaves forms the skin of the house. The south and west sides of the house are maximally oriented to the surrounding nature by means of large horizontal windows. The north and east sides are more closed: narrow vertical windows offer views of the surroundings.
On the ground floor of the house there is an elongated living space to which two terraces are connected; A small terrace in the morning sun and a large terrace under a louvered awning in the afternoon and evening sun. The bedrooms on the first floor can be reached via a loft located on the facade.
Project: vrijstaande woning, 200 m2 BVO
Location: Aan de Kreek, Duin, Almere
Planning: design 2020-2021, construction 2022-2023
Construction: De Boer ingenieursbureau
Building physics: Vestus Bouwadvies, Buro Bouwfysica
Contractor: Harcom Bouw