The Rubberhouse by Cityforster is Clad in Soft Rubber

 - Nov 24, 2011
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Situated in the Netherlands in the area of De Eenvoud is this innovative two-story house, called the Rubberhouse, by architecture collective Cityförster. The Rubberhouse is aptly named, for most of its exterior is clad in black rubber.

An experimental home, the Rubberhouse, which is also built from laminated timber, provides energy efficiency and sustainability. It is clad in black EPDM rubber, a material that is often used for flat roofs. Around the back of the building is a cut-out terrace, made of untreated larch wood, with large sliding glass doors that open into the living room, an open plan kitchen and a pivoting fireplace.

According to the designers, the Rubberhouse was influenced by the shape of Dutch barns. As such, the building is high -- double-height -- and features an asymmetrical gabled roof.