Architecture · March 7, 2021 0

This Prefab Home With A Black Wood Exterior And Matching Black Window Frames Makes A Bold Statement

Photography by John van Groenedaal

Joris Verhoeven Architectuur has designed a modern prefab home within the Drijflanen nature reserve in Tilburg, Netherlands.

Designed to blend in with the nature that surrounds it, the house, which took three days to build on the site and is fully self-sufficient with solar and thermal panels on the roof, is clad in a rough black facade made from wood, giving it a matte black appearance.

A modern prefab home with black wood siding, black window frames, and a separate shed.
Photography by William van der Voort

The architect explains, “the wooden facade has been treated with a fungus that has been specially cultivated in this color to protect the sidings in a natural way. In case of damage to the coating, the growing fungal layer will self-repair.”

A modern matte black home with black window frames and black wood siding.
Photography by John van Groenedaal

The architect continues, “when the fungus is fading it means it’s hungry. Then you’ll have to feed it with linseed oil for new wood protection and to
become matte black again.”

A modern prefab home with black wood siding and matching matte black window frames.
Photography by William van der Voort

The natural appearance of the weathering wood sidings is magnified by their different sizes, which gives the facade a sense of depth and is emphasized during the day by the shining sunlight.

A modern prefab home with black weathered wood siding and black window frames.
Photography by William van der Voort
Matte black wood siding
Photography by John van Groenedaal

Here’s a look at the interior of the home that features birch plywood and an open staircase, as well as a matte black kitchen, stair railing, and decorative accents, that are designed to complement the matte black window frames.

A modern home with birch plywood that covers the walls in the living room, and matte black window frames.
Photography by John van Groenedaal
A modern matte black kitchen with wood dining table.
Photography by John van Groenedaal (top image) and William van der Voort (bottom image)
A modern home with a plywood interior and white doors.
Photography by William van der Voort
A modern bedroom with plywood walls, and a black bed frame that matches the matte black window frames.
Photography by William van der Voort
The floor plan of a modern prefab home with two floors.
Architect: Joris Verhoeven Architectuur | Contractor: Cloin totaalbouw | Prefab structure: Isovlas Oisterwijk BV