Villa V / Paul de Ruiter Architects
Villa V is a sustainable, creative and modern design set in the sloppy hill of Bloemendaal, Netherlands designed by Architect Paul de Ruiter. Spread across a total area of 489 sqm, the house respects its surrounding natural landscape and views, giving the residents a very intimate connection with the exterior. Large landscape windows in both North and South façades facilitate natural light, heat and views inside the house as well as the skylight patio in the middle of the house. Moreover the use of sustainable materials employed at various places in the house, elevates the whole setup to an elegant and intelligent solution for living.
Special consideration has been put to develop an efficient and compact structure resulting in excellent insulation. The available energy is used effectively, there is geothermal energy storage, a heat pump and solar collectors on the roof, which is covered with moss sedum. Only natural materials have been used in the building. For example, the façade finishing on the first floor is made of Waxedwood sustainable timber, the glass used is glazed to assist in thermal insulation and the structural concrete is also well insulated. All the interior elements, including the walls, the cupboards in the children’s rooms and the fireplace, are made of veneered plywood. The wood used at the entrance and the garage has a special origin and is up cycled.
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The stone laid steps lead your way from garage to the backyard where large transformable glass panels greets in for a homely entrance.
Night Light View of the Villa
This exotic residence employs sustainable energy solutions to light up the house.
The lounge is facilitated with vast green views of the exterior landscape and a classic modern furnishing making it an elegant space in itself.
Night View of the Villa
Efficient night light ensures enough security, privacy, energy sustenance and helps develop a unique identity for the villa.
A small extended portion of flooring in the backyard forms the perfect sitting space out in the open for family gatherings.
Natural wood has been employed for façade treatment e.g. first floor is made of Waxedwood sustainable timber and the glass used is glazed to assist in thermal insulation.
The villa is a classic example of a sleek modern and creative take on a residential space. Set on a slope this design creatively links three floors and is open to views on both Northern and Southern sides.
Natural wood is used in most of the furnishing within the house as its a local and sustainable material.
The interior is sleek, modern yet homely and cohesive with the design language. Open plan assists in developing an intimate yet functional layout for the house.
Large landscape windows
The large window panels are transformable and can be slide open for a more coherent relation with the nature. Made of sustainable wood these wooden window frames gives you freedom with the living style.
Sustainable wooden furniture and cabinets have been employed within the house interior which stands well in coherence with the light subtle finished of walls, flooring and ceiling.
A simple, clean and homely design is put for intimate spaces like bedrooms, with an open view and efficient storage space.
Due to the difference in height, the two sides of house lies on different levels, thus creating privacy towards public areas and openness in the backyard.
The living room is connected to exterior with large glazed glass panels, giving a large open feel to it, and fresh white interior reflecting natural light further adds to its vastness.
Few materials and color palette are efficiently used throughout the house to create uniformity.
External façade of the Villa
The villa poses a floating effect due to use of large glass panels on the ground floor, which not only connects it to the external landscape but also let in natural light and heat.
Unique identity earned by the Villa
The villa earns a unique identity due to its dark colored wood finish on the façade and also due the floating effect created by glass used on ground level.
Large landscape windows
The walls of the external façade are replaced by large transformable glass panels resulting in a tangible connection of the external with the internal.
The kitchen is done is a dark wood color so as it stands out against the light subtle finishes of the house. Straight lines and sleek finishes give it a modern look
Casual and cozy sitting spaces are allotted in the house for the residents ease, where family time can be spent together.
The patio forms the heart of the villa punctured with skylight to infuse natural light through out the day,
The stairwell and patio is flooded with natural light connecting all three floors in cohesive manner.
The dark colored wall stands out in perfect contrast against the light colored finishes of the interior making it a feature wall.
This lounge space arrives on the landing of 1st floor stair case, giving you a casual intimate gathering space well lit by the skylight and see through glass wall.