On February 2019, the winners of the second edition of the Frame Awards 2019 were announced. This Tiny Holiday Home designed by i29 Interior Architects & Chris Collaris has been nominated the ‘House of the Year’.

In the middle of nature at the Vinkeveense plassen (The Netherlands), i29 interior architects and Chris Collaris designed tiny holiday home. With a footprint of only 55 m2, this house still has a luxurious feel of space, and all around panoramas to the surrounding nature. This compact home is built for a family of four.  Situated on an elongated island plot close to the lake, the positioning of the building volume is related to the views on the surrounding water and the orientation on the sun. By dividing the volume into four parts, the panoramic views and the invading sunlight become very specific. On the outside the diversity in size and the interconnected positioning create a sculptural image, looking different from every angle.

Custom furniture and integrated cabinets accentuate the graphical quality on the inside. The design team made use of simple materials like natural oak wooden panels -or stained black to combine with the rough pinewood facade- and a continuing polished concrete floor. With simple yet smart interventions, this project is of the highest standard and at the same time energy efficient, eco-friendly, and built with a small footprint. In this sense it’s a model example of a tiny house; smart, comfortable but with no concessions to quality in both the interior and architectural design. Small is beautiful.

Landscape design by De Zilverlinde & Frank Heijligers.  Landscape and Nautical construction by Marcel Zaal.