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Tidal House   2020 - 22

Tidal House is situated on Texel island on the border of a rural area that passes into woods, dunes and the North Sea. The house includes both a living part as a separate practice space with waiting room.


Tidal House consists of similar volumes that are seemingly loosely placed on the site. Like objects, left behind by the tides. The volumes are slightly rotated and shifted. With in between left over, open spaces, to connect the landscape. This dynamic setting influences inside the changes in light and atmosphere during the day and the way the interior relates to its surrounding landscape.

The sculptural volumes of the house are kept mainly closed on the street side, a small road. While on the garden side the large windows and sliding doors are providing a direct connection with the landscape. In the interior the seasonal changes are tangible through the large window openings on different levels in the facades.


The various volumes form an open continuous space in the interior. Within that the sleeping area can be separated from the rest of the house by two large wooden sliding panels.

A change in material creates a horizontal division at a height of 2.40 m throughout the house. This change in material, between birch plywood, stucco and steel beams, influences the experience of the interior as a constructed landscape of spaces and transitions. 

Tidal house is an open and dynamic construction with the surrounding landscape. To create new spatial experiences and to stimulate in time changes in the way the spaces are used.





Texel Island

2020 - 22

Bouw - & Timmerbedrijf Texel

Timber frame construction

NobelWood, sustainable radiata pine

Accoya, sustainable radiata pine

Falzinc, aluminium standing-seam roof

Holonite, composite stone

Birch plywood  -  stucco

Travertin floor tiles, re-used

Hoogovencement, light grey concrete

Grass paving

Air-to-water heat pump

Solar panels, full black

Floor heating







Facade finish


Roof finish


Interior Walls

Floor finish




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