The thatched roof is a beloved architectural custom seen in the whole lot from 13th-century English cottages to amodern Starbucks in Vietnam. Blended with modern building forms, this textured roofing materials reaches new heights. An beautiful instance is Dutch studio Maas Architecten’s Modern Countryside Villa, constructed in Berlicum, the Netherlands.
Impressed by the sturdy gables and conventional thatch of older native buildings, the architects at Maas created a modern dwelling that separates the primary residing and sleeping areas from a storage and studio house. The home appears like two twin abodes related by a glass hallway.
"The H-form creates a wind-much less personal out of doors house the place you possibly can see the solar set," the architects advised Dezeen. "Privateness is assured in spite of the glass."
From the road, the black wall of the studio constructing masks a vivid, glass-walled room on the again extending past its thatched roofline like a modern greenhouse sloughing off the previous. The opposite construction homes the primary residing areas together with a kitchen, eating room, lounge, and a main bedroom with entry to the courtyard between buildings. The second story is solely taken up by a full-ground workplace house with a view onto the kitchen under.