Elegantly slim MHB steel profiles were installed to this beautiful country home in the Netherlands. The use of soft and subtle curves contrasted against the harder lines of the art deco steel glazing bars, forms a defining characteristic for the rural house, with rounded doors, curved archways and shaped picture windows dotted throughout the property.
The balance between indoor and outdoor living was a key aspect for the design of the house, with large double casement doors integrated to three sides of the home to give easy access to the gardens, outdoor seating area and the surrounding outhouses close to the property.
At the rear of the house, a large open plan dining area takes advantage of extensive steel framed glazing that floods the minimally furnished room with natural light.
Two large sets of double casement doors line one wall, opening out onto the external seating and dining area that looks out over a large water feature. The casement doors feature cross-hatched steel glazing bars to create an industrial style aesthetic, while the thermally broken frames ensure that the dining room maintains a comfortable living environment during both hot and cold weather.
From the outside, the dark black powder coating of the steel doors contrasts beautifully with the surrounding warmer brick hues, whilst the light entering the room reflects off the soft concrete effect floor and the pale timber used to create the slatted ceiling and supporting timber beams.
In contrast with the angular, hard lines created by the steel dining room doors, softer curved glass has been used to great effect throughout the rest of the home.
To the side of the house, shaped structural glazing surrounds a set of steel casement doors, set within the elegantly shaped gable end wall. Two art deco glazing bars frame the vertical centre line that joins the two doors, while gently curved glazing set directly above creates a statement entranceway.
On each side of this elegantly curved patio entrance door, large frameless picture windows flood the living room with more natural light. The frames are hidden within the building’s finishes, allowing the base to be flush with the floor. Throughout the remainder of the living spaces, identical subtly rounded structural glazing can be found, giving uninterrupted views of the garden outside.