Polder residence

The Polder Residence is conceived as a freestanding hotel room in nature to be used as an artist-in-residency in the flower polder district of the Netherlands near Aalsmeer. This small building is an exercise in demountable construction and circular building mostly making use of locally sourced building materials. The residence can be demounted and transported to a different site as it stands on a light weight foundation. The basis of this tiny house is a circular corrugated steel water tank which often can be seen near the greenhouses in the neighbourhood. From this enclosed form a timber entrance with vestibule protrude and a roof skylight, which gives ample light to the interior and frames a view towards the famous Dutch skies. The residence has an enclosed bathroom and toilet, an open space with a kitchen and a living which also doubles as a sleeping space.

Dirk Osinga