On a small island in the lake of Loosdrecht, the Netherlands, a simple house with a thin structure captures the essence of its surroundings. "The house embraces the natural environment of the island and integrates subtly," says architect Remko Remijnse of Rotterdam 2by4-architects. "Its transparent façade create a tunnel effect, stressing
The subtle form but Long Island. "The house was tailored according to customer's desire. In summer, almost one whole side of the house can be opened to provide views of the sea, the wooden facade can be opened and the glass wall pushed inside. The floor of the living room becomes a pier. The shower, toilets, and cabinets are hidden behind a thin wall double. A dining area is connected to the kitchen, separated by a simple step.