hofman dujardin architecten: villa geldrop
hofman dujardin architecten: villa geldrop hofman dujardin architecten: villa geldrop
feb 16, 2011

hofman dujardin architecten: villa geldrop

‘villa geldrop’ by hofman dujardin architecten, the netherlands images courtesy of hofman dujardin architecten

amsterdam based studio, hofman dujardin architecten has completed ‘villa geldrop’, a freestanding family home in the netherlands. the residence, which is anchored into the earth by a perpendicular running slope, is located at the edge of its site next to an existing barn whose overall form it mimics. by positioning the structure into the axis of the landscape, the unit is able to absorb and reflect the farmland that surrounds it.

looking into lower living room

the house balances over a long linear cut in the land which acts as the main entrance and exit to the residence. a long, gradual ramp splices the flat terrain, leading visitors in to the basement of the home. four bedrooms branch off of an enclosed glass void – flanked on one end by the ramp, the other by a set of stairs – keeping the view unobstructed and allowing the main structure above to appear as though nothing sits below it.

back facade with office nook

front facade

a narrow hallway runs the perimeter of the dwelling on the main floor, connecting the kitchen on one end of the house with the living room on the other. voids, transitioning ceiling heights and large windows create a feeling of spaciousness on the interior and entwine functions and activities that take place both inside the home and out.

side elevation, looking into kitchen

view of upper living room

living room

an open loft on the second level sits under the pitched roof over the kitchen, living and dining room. a series of openings cut through the floor, creating a permeable atmosphere that expands the otherwise enclosed environment. breaking the form of the barn silhouette are two cubic nooks that extend beyond the roof line, providing private office spaces that open up to the sky.

living room

dining room 


physical model 




floor plan (from left to right) level -1, level 0, level 1


exploded axo

  • good impression for me….so much

    jm says:
  • This is so beautiful and simple. I love the simplicity of it.

    bvel005 says:
  • Is this a built project or not? The railings next to the ramp are different in some images and some of the images look like 3Ds to me. Especially the interior ones and the way the house sits on the grass. Well … if it’s not built – I hope it does get built one day.

    bvel005 says:
  • Super! Fresh, clean, airy, light, original. Love it!

    peen says:
  • No pictures showing the rooms.
    Just wondering how the rooms are well ventilated.

    rica says:
  • Just wondering how practical in heavy rain…how does it look sandbagged ?

    Random says:
  • No tener persianas equivale a kilómetros de cortinas blackout. ¿Que sentido tiene hacer una casa de doble o triple altura teniendo una hectárea de terreno?

    sergio says:
  • Lovely to look at, pretty to stay in, how does it hold when it rains, snows?

    Shabnam Akram says:
  • wow! i mean simple, claen and no drama.
    love it!

    abhilasha says:
  • a lot of places in the house with a beautiful [url=http://experiencingarchitecture.com/2010/03/02/prospect-and-refuge/] prospect and refuge [/url]

    psevir says:

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