paul de ruiter architects: villa v paul de ruiter architects: villa v
may 22, 2013

paul de ruiter architects: villa v

paul de ruiter architects: villa vimage © tim van de velde

 

 


situated near bloemendaal – on the edge of the kennemer dunes – a sustainable home by dutch architect paul de ruiter is conceived, implementing a design that shows respect for man and nature alike. ‘villa v’ is the first home built in park brederode, a unique residential area where the existing flora and fauna are given full reign.

 


the plan owes its honest character to its unique sculptural form, which can be said to disappear in the landscape. this connects the building’s interior by i29 with the exterior space, resulting in a spectacular experience. most of the structure is invisible thanks to its green roof as half of the ground floor is encapsulated in the slope of the hill. both the north and south façades are paned in glass, with exceptionally large sliding sections. in the heart of the box, one finds a patio that ensures optimum daylight illumination throughout all rooms. the building has a robust underground configuration, with concrete floors and retaining walls that provides transparency and ample light on the ground and first floors with its timber-frame construction. the various wood used within the architectural site is FSC-certified, complying with stricter EPC requirements than those established by the building regulations.

 

 

‘villa v’ is the first home built in park brederode, a unique residential area where the existing flora and fauna are given full reinimage © tim van de velde

 

 

both the north and south façades are paned in glass, with exceptionally large sliding sectionsimage © tim van de velde

 

most of the structure is invisible thanks to its green roof as half of the ground floor is encapsulated in the slope of the hillimage © tim van de velde

 

 

the building’s interior is designed by i29image © tim van de velde

 

 

the various wood used within the architectural box is FSC-certifiedimage © tim van de velde

 

 

concrete floors and retaining walls that provides transparency and ample light on the ground and first floorsimage © tim van de velde

 

 

both the north and south façades are paned in glass, with exceptionally large sliding sectionsimage © tim van de velde

 

 

image © tim van de velde

 

 

image © tim van de velde

 

 

night view – the plan owes its honest character to its unique sculptural form, which can be said to disappear in the landscapeimage © tim van de velde

 

 

night viewimage © tim van de velde

 

project information

 

client: private
floor area: 489 m² (including a basement of 154 m²)
design: paul de ruiter architects project architect: paul de ruiter
interior architects: i29
project team: chris collaris, redmer weijer, harry casey, marek matrtaj, niels groeneveld, marieke sijm
start of design phase: april 2010
start of construction: november 2010
completion: 2012
contractor: scholz groep – ijmuiden

 

 

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  • I find my self immediately discounting the image of a box with windows but I now respect the first exterior photo that I saw since viewing the balance of photographs. This is, personally, a lovely home. I say personally because I admire the client’s furnishings and objects. The home has an incredible amount of natural light. The use of plywood is simple and honest and somehow fits nicely into the scheme.

    Ron Smith says:
  • Sorry, I had not finished.
    As I mentioned, the use of plywood is simple, honest and somehow fits nicely with everything else. Kitchen cabinetry is beautiful. The use of glass upstairs around the ‘light well’ is wonderful; some privacy from sound but just enough visual connection to the ground floor and all of that light. The light fixtures and general lighting design is lovely and the concrete floor finish and color are great. Did I mention that I like this project?
    The architecture is classic without being ostentatious. The entire project could have been designed for my architectural and personal tastes.
    Congratulations to the the Architects and Interior Designers involved.
    Ron, Pasadena, California (living in earthquake country, I became nervous when I saw less horizontal reinforcing than I am accustomed to.)

    Ron Smith says:
  • Anyone know who that modular lounge is by?

    Loz says:

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