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Protective Concrete Forest Homes

'House Zeist' is a Solid Bunker in the Middle of the Forest

— May 21, 2018 — Art & Design
When living in a rural, natural area, it's easy to feel exposed, but the residents of 'House Zeist' aren't likely to be too concerned about their wellbeing. That's because the home is designed to look solid and imposing. Despite being in the midst of a dense forest in the Dutch town of the same name, House Zeist looks like a military bunker, contributing to a feeling of security for the residents.

Though House Zeist has a martial aesthetic, the architects didn't let that style impede the actual quality of living in the home. Many of its walls are primarily glass windows, leaving plenty of space for natural light to pour into the interior. The home thus captures the best of both worlds: the natural and the civilized alike.


Image Credit: Michel Kievits, Peter Keijsers
Trend Themes
1. Protective Architecture - Designing homes that appear solid and imposing to create a sense of security for residents.
2. Integration of Nature and Technology - Incorporating natural elements like glass windows to bring in natural light while maintaining the comfort of a modern home.
3. Rural Defense Design - Exploring architecture that blends into its natural surroundings to protect against potential threats.
Industry Implications
1. Residential Construction - Opportunities for architects and builders to create homes that prioritize safety and aesthetics.
2. Smart Home Technology - Developing innovative solutions to seamlessly integrate technology and nature in home design.
3. Sustainable Architecture - Designing environmentally friendly homes that optimize energy efficiency while providing a sense of security.
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