The idea of using straw in construction can’t be called modern. Nowadays, natural building materials are quite expensive, so houses in the ancient style are often the epitome of wealth and good taste. Dutch architect Arjen Reas has completed an unusual project called the “Living on the Edge”. Exterior of the house looks very interesting due to thatched roof, stones and a clay plaster. Simple forms and classic profile from old farm houses were also borrowed from ancestors. The interior is very stylish, bright and modern, and provides the comfort as well as standards of efficiency.
Description from Arjen Reas:
We were challenged to fuse together traditional ideals with a contemporary house design, a cubistic shape placed in a desolate landscape, where all urban feeling is gone when you look at the surroundings. Contemporary rural living was chosen as a project to mix the two in pure form.