Although the Dutch aren’t necessarily as well known for their hills as they are for their windmills and well, everything Amsterdam has to offer, the Dutch Mountain house from Denieuwegeneratie Architects strives to change that with this beautiful residence nestled in some rolling hills in the norther Netherlands. Built into an artificial hill, the sloping mound acts as natural insulation for the house, meeting the client’s desire to keep the ecological footprint miniscule. The open layout features cavernous rooms punctuated by slits of sunlight let in through small cuts in the hill. Despite the rather bare nature of the interior (the large, unfinished concrete walls are used to keep the hill in place), the clean slate of walls creates a canvas for innovation as unique as this house.
Source: Arch Daily