Koudekerke is located in beautiful surroundings on the peninsula of Walcheren in the province of Zeeland. The choice of Royal Wood is therefore not surprising; pine wood is naturally resistant to a salty climate and therefore very suitable for use near the beach and sea.
WTS architects is not only responsible for the design of this house but also for a second house in the same street. Architect Alwin Reedijk explains: ‘The choice of wood has its origins in the desire to use sustainable and natural materials for the house. So both houses are constructed from timber-frame elements (HSB) and finished with Royal Wood cladding. Both houses are built entirely of the same material, leaving some accents there, where the black colour emphasises the desired level of abstraction and the main image is determined by the proportions of the various composite volumes that make everything come together.’