The Dutch island of Texel, according to Benthem Crouwel Architects, is known "as an island of sheep and fishermen"—or so that's their excuse for utterly coating a vacation house in fishing nets. Designed to mimic a schapenboeten, a traditional storage shed, the architects here added a touch of modernity with sprayed rubber and polychromatic versions of the stuff oft reserved for the gams of burlesque performers and mall goths. There are other contemporary features, too: a skylight above the lofted bedroom, through which one "glimpses the endless sky," according to the archibabble, a glass façade wherein the "inside and outside seem to merge," and an interior that's "functional and light," essentially little more than a studio. Have a look.
· Rubber Holiday Home / Benthem Crouwel Architects [Arch Daily]