Poplar Garden House in Groningen by Haiko Meijer

If wooden clogs and joints are the very first things that cross your mind, when you read about the Netherlands, you might want to reconsider. Architecture always has been one of its biggest strengths.
And this mini villa in Groningen is a very good example of the fierce Dutch architecture at its best.
Perched on an eccentric garden allotment, perfect not just, but mostly for weekend getaways. Onix architect Haiko Meijer has designed this Poplar Garden House for his family. Situated in the allotment garden park “De Tuinwijck”, close to the centre of the city of Groningen, this fantastic green oasis between the railway track and the Helperzoom, truly offers an ideal –  low budget – opportunity to create the most eccentric gardens. It is an ecological allotment complex which provides a relaxing sojourn for elderly, children, artists, singles and other people.

Interesting details: the gardens measure 200m2 on average and are rented out. So, as gardening is seen as the main activity on the allotments, it’s merely allowed to build constructions up to 36m2, while sewerage, water and carboy are available. We’re definitely not surprised though: power supply comes through solar panels.

 

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