The Transformable Indoor-Outdoor Lakeside Cabin

Customizable for All Weather Conditions


This nifty little cabin located in Rotterdam, South Holland, is already beautiful and glamorous at first glance.  Its black and white textured exterior makes it stand out among the surrounding greenery.  But once you realize what it can do… it becomes just THAT much more cool!  Believe it or not, the glass and wooden facade of the cabin can actually be folded open so that the outdoor deck actually becomes part of the house!  The indoor-outdoor interaction makes what once was a little space feel like it is extended all the way into the surrounds of nature.  Check out these photos and tell us what you think on our Facebook Page!

On an island of 5 by 100 meters in the Dutch lake area ‘Loosdrechtse Plas’ 2by4-architects designed a unique recreational house. The house is a subtle frame that captures the view from the inside out and outside in. Completely anticipating on the client’s needs 2by4 has designed the house in such a way that it can customize the interaction with the surrounding nature. One of the glass facades can be completely opened so that the wooden outdoor terrace becomes part of the interior. To even more lift the inside-outside barrier the dark wooden facade can be folded open, creating a panoramic view to nature. The folded facade becomes an abstract perpendicular element that floats above the water. By opening this part of the facade the wooden floor of the living area is now directly connected to the water enabling the inhabitants to access the lake from the living room. The orientation of the house is based on sunrise and sunset. In the morning cold light shines on the east facade, illuminating the white interior. In the evening the warm light flows into the west facade, announcing the end of the day. The flexible prefab cabin can be used for a wide arrange of functions like garden house, small business unit, bungalow, student home, family holiday dwelling, mountain cabin etc. 2by4-architects even wants to strife to create a do-it-yourself kit for the more enthusiastic client.












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