A 185 hectare plot of forest and agricultural land owned by the Utrecht Landscape Foundation is home to the Beukenburg House, designed by Sluijmer & Van Leeuwen Architects. The house is characterized by a utilitarian metal-panel façade that curves up to envelope the home and serve as a roof, creating a structure that remains modern while still referencing an agricultural vernacular. Beneath the metal skin, living spaces are enclosed by glass walls and wood slats that shade the interior and lend residents some privacy.
In keeping with the exterior theme of modern simplicity, the interior employs an open ground level that opens directly into the landscape, taking full advantage of the expansive site and consequent views.
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