The plot is located in a green residential area. On the plot was a white single-storey villa that no longer complied with current sustainability standards. In consultation with the client, the decision was made to demolish the existing villa and build a new, modern single-storey villa.
The concept is based on a rectangular beam, from which openings are made at the front and back. The openings provide space for terraces. By rounding off the inner corners of this opening, a kind of plasticity of the volume is created. Plasticity emphasised by the rounded glass.
A ‘morning terrace’ is planned at the front, oriented to the east. Privacy is achieved by a garden wall. The garden wall is free, and in this way still provides contact with the street and the neighbourhood.
The covered terrace at the back extends along the entire length of the living space, and forms an extension of the indoor and outdoor spaces. This is further emphasised by executing the floor-to-ceiling windows without barriers.
The open character of the whole is eye-catching, with sufficient living space where it is needed. Each place has its own quality to the outside and to the inside. There are no barriers. Exterior and interior flow into each other. If we go down to the ground floor, we see how much peace and connection such a barrier-free design offers.
Every room that generates experience has a relationship with the garden. This applies to the kitchen, the living and sitting area and the office, as well as the bathroom and bedroom with floor-to-ceiling windows. So much openness needs no doors.
The connection to nature, the open and eye-catching character, the unique facade finishing, the ecological interventions… they all make the one-storey villa a place that increases the quality of life. It is a remarkable house that cleverly combines aesthetic and technical aspects for decades of living pleasure.
2018 – 2019