Sep 04, 2015 / Architecture
Zig Zag by Möhn + Bouman

Zig Zag is a minimalist house located in Nieuwveen, Netherlands, designed by Möhn + Bouman. This two-storey, 110-meter long residential centre for people with mental disabilities has been designed in close conjunction with an existing tree structure. The resulting zig-zag- shape visually divides the building in smaller, human-scale areas, thus avoiding the perception of an institution. Slowly rising between the trees, a structure of wooden boardwalks accesses the dwellings on the first floor, providing it with a secondary landscape with a unique quality of its own.