natrufied embeds cantilevered roof villa within the wooded surroundings of bergen

natrufied embeds cantilevered roof villa within the wooded surroundings of bergen

hidden in a wooded coastal area of the dutch town of bergen, bosvilla by natrufied architecture (formerly working under the name 24H architecture) encloses nature at its full. the residence incorporates a house, a guest house, a carport, and a bike storage, all laid out carefully according to the different heights of the surrounding trees.

natrufied embeds cantilevered roof villa within the wooded surroundings of bergen

images by christian richters, berlin/boris zeisser, bergen



natrufied architecture has set the main house between oak and pine trees and away from the main road, and has designed it with a completely open floor plan which includes more secluded areas to provide for different needs during the day. a big, cantilevered roof lets enough sun enter the interior while providing covered outdoor seating within the natural setting. revolving and sliding doors provide uninterrupted access to the outside terraces, making outside and inside space flow into each other easily.

natrufied embeds cantilevered roof villa within the wooded surroundings of bergen



hidden in the sandy soil, the bedroom area has windows towards the forest, providing maximum privacy, while a grid at the south side lets enough sunlight enter the bathroom. the guesthouse in the back of the plot provides its inhabitants with a similar experience of nature, making spaces flow inwards out while capturing tree and dune views, both the carport and bike storage are structures completely integrated in the landscape. all walls and roofs are covered by nature, only showing a central opening for access.

natrufied embeds cantilevered roof villa within the wooded surroundings of bergen



the main structure is made of various wood types, including fsc iroko for the columns and beams, local pine wood for the substructure, fsc jatoba for the window and door frames, fsc afrormosia for the the ceiling , bamboo for the interior (sliding) doors, and more. this collection of woods gives a soft palette of natural tones, together with other materials such as brass, copper and belgian flagstones. next to using CO2 absorbing materials like wood and bamboo, the house has high insulation by using triple glazing, highly insulated walls, an insulating and water absorbing green roof, and 35 solar panels.


project info:


name: bosvilla, bergen (nh), the netherlands

architect: natrufied architecture

team: boris zeisser with anja verdonk and klaas J de jong

floor area: 400 m2

structural engineer: pieters bouwtechniek, delft

M+E engineer: duurzaam aan de zaan, marken-binnen

interior: dis studio, amsterdam

contractor: j.m. putter, uitgeest, with elektropartner, heerhugowaard and tbg techniek, beverwijk

garden: van haneghem tuin en landschap, heiloo

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