Hooi een Huis

Bulky hay and a thin layer of glass

design of a hay bale house with attached greenhouse
design of a hay bale house with attached greenhouse

Hooi een Huis

Bulky hay and a thin layer of glass

The picturesque surroundings of Waalsprong (Nijmegen) challenges us to create a rural design for a small house. We find inspiration in the form and material of a hay barn. The walls are made of hay, that refers to the bales that are normally stacked underneath the roof. These walls embrace a warm and compact house with two small bedrooms and the living spaces. The side facing north is closed, while the house opens up towards the south. A greenhouse is located adjacent to the livingroom. This greenhouse is used to heat up the air during winter time and as an extra space during the other seasons. The resident lives with the seasons.

in the leafy environment of the orchard stands a datcha of straw
in the leafy environment of the orchard stands a datcha of straw
throughout 9 months of the year, the living room is extended with the greenhouse
throughout 9 months of the year, the living room is extended with the greenhouse
a mezzanine for guests
a mezzanine for guests
living room and adjacent greenhouse
living room and adjacent greenhouse
bedroom
bedroom

Background stories

plan of the ground floor
plan of the ground floor
plan with mezzanine
plan with mezzanine
street facade
street facade
garden facade
garden facade

Colophon

 

Location: Nijmegen (NL)

Client: Waalsprong

Year: 2013

Status: preliminary design

Program: sustainable house

In collaboration with: Franken ir, De Strofabriek, Boom Delft

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About Lilith Ronner van Hooijdonk

The office was founded in 2010 in Rotterdam. We design narrative architecture that tells the story of the assignment at hand. A story with different layers: that of the context, a response to building tradition, the wishes of our client, sustainable applications and technical opportunities. The architecture surprises with imagination. Our work reaches from transformations to public spaces like a Performative Space in Eindhoven, and from building a multi-family house in Amsterdam to researching our practice and writing stories about it.

Partners: Elsbeth Ronner, Lilith van Assem 

Employees: Laura Steenbeke (2018), Joppe Douma (2018), Madeleine Mans (2016 - 2018), Paula Cores Barrel (2017), Jimmy Stegeman (2016), Dirk Gonzáles Veugelers (2016), André Cramer (2014), Clémence Boru (2013), Anne de Ruyter (2012)

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Design: De Ronners
Development: Martijn van Bachum

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Contact:

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3025 HD Rotterdam

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Elsbeth Ronner: +31 6 14887206
Lilith van Assem: +31 6 42026011

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