“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.
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