Brabant, The Netherlands
- Design phase 2011-2012
- Completed 2014
Villa H Brabant, The Netherlands Design phase 2011-2012 Completed 2014 The Project Characteristic of the villa...
Characteristic of the villa are two, subtly folded, zinc roofs that define together with horizontal, visually floating pergola and the from the garden slightly raised natural stone terrace plate the interior and exterior of the house and anchor it by the horizontal lines in this context. The design of the residential floor as transparent glass pavilion under the folded zinc roofs allows the permanent contact with the surrounding landscape and at the same time the interplay of light and brightness characterizes the atmosphere. Sliding elements of timber fins enable the transparent pavilion to transform in a more introverted, more intimate living environment. Inside the glass envelope the living areas circulate freely around a central, wood-clad core in which the serving functions such as wardrobe, toilet and the stairs are located. On top of this freestanding core on a gallery under the folded roof provides a more introvert place a retreat, still standing in the visual relation with the living area. At the same time one reaches via the central core the north oriented bedrooms in basement. These rooms, submerged in subdued daylight, are orientated to the lower garden level and invite you to linger. Both levels, ground floor and basement are determined by the visual relation with garden and stable, as well as the characteristic, ancient oaks that separate the garden from the paddock.