De Haaf Bergen Estate (NH) – article in Het Houtblad October 2017

By 24 October 2019Uncategorized

“Subtle but full of character, wood gives colour to three residential buildings in Bergen (North Holland) that are designed to blend in with their park-like surroundings. Many of the exterior walls are adorned with maintenance-free Fraké Noir, while American walnut adds a touch of class. The park was also given its own wood architecture: a stick bridge made of cloeziana trunks”.

A combination of cement plaster, stone and naturally weathered wood was chosen for the facades. The FSC-certified Fraké Noir is a wood product supplied by Stellac Wood made from thermally-modified limba, an African hardwood. Leegwater Houtbereiding finished the wood with pre-aging Sansin Woodsealer to prevent uneven discolouration.

In the October 2017 issue of Het Houtblad,  architect Reinald Bosman  explains the origins of the designs for De Haaf.

Click here to read the full article in the October 2017 issue of Het Houtblad.

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