Villa A / Paul de Ruiter Architects
Textual content description supplied by the architects. Paul de Ruiter Architects designed Villa A with a deep regard for nature. Positioned within the dunes of Aerdenhout, this sustainable and energy-neutral villa affords ample residential consolation, whereas staying linked to, and respectful of, the adjoining Natura2000 nature reserve.
Respect for nature – The design prioritizes a connection to the encompassing pure atmosphere with the utmost respect for it. The floating glass quantity contains a twisted form to protect two giant Scots pines, creating an natural move round them, with no need to chop them down. This floating a part of the home seems to hover over the bottom with two giant overhangs on both finish. A sloping landform connects the floating quantity with the backyard, integrating the youngsters’s residing areas into the decrease degree inside this way. The connection to nature is emphasised by incisions made within the landform, minimizing the affect on the pure environment whereas nonetheless offering high-quality residing areas.
Villa A is a two-story residence comprised of 1 above-ground degree and one buried inside the panorama. Entry to the spacious, clear entry corridor is gained by the overhanging space, from which a floating staircase results in the bottom flooring, the residing space of the villa. This degree contains a beneficiant front room, a centrally positioned kitchen with a eating space, a examine, and a main bedroom with an en-suite rest room. The angled structure of the residing house affords a unique view of the encompassing nature from every room. The slight elevation of this flooring above floor degree creates a novel perspective as if residing amongst the tree trunks and being part of the forest.
The subterranean degree of the home incorporates a number of bedrooms with en-suite loos, in addition to a utility room and cupboard space. The areas are characterised by partitions, flooring, and ceilings which have been forged in place with minimal extra ending, utilizing solely the required supplies. Numerous inside components are constructed from oak.
The villa’s reflective glass facade displays the inexperienced panorama, creating an intriguing interaction of strains. The constructing is totally built-in into the panorama, because the undulating environment wrap across the construction and embrace the development, together with the spacious terrace with a pool and the entry street, that are constructed from the identical supplies and types because the villa. The addition of a cover edge on the high and backside of the amount creates the impression that the villa is floating and indifferent from its environment.
Self-sufficient home – The villa is vitality impartial due to its integration inside the well-insulated floor physique and triple-insulated glass, with vitality generated by warmth pumps and photo voltaic cells on the biodiverse inexperienced roof. The inexperienced roof additionally serves to gather rainwater and improve biodiversity by offering nesting alternatives for birds, bats, and bees. The floating portion is constructed of metal and wooden, and the constructing was constructed utilizing principally electrical development gear in a nitrogen-free course of.