As part of the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam, Dutch studio SeARCH has designed 'Yourtopia.'
The grassy, dome-shaped pavilion, which is located in Rotterdam's Museumpark, was designed as a utopian interpretation of a 21st century home. Not only does the home reference indigenous architecture, it also fully embraces the nature in which it is embedded.
Studio head Bjarne Mastenbroek aimed to make the home simple and cost-effective, yet also luxurious. The home's exterior looks like a grassy, man-made hill, where visitors enter via a protruding doorway leading to a thicket of tropical plants inside. Above, a circular skylight offers the only source of natural light. Mastenbroek explains, "One of the questions we asked was, why does a house need windows? This one provides plenty of light, and the sky becomes your view." The skylight is peaked by a round rooftop that provides shade and filters rainwater.
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