Project: Villa V
Architects: Paul de Ruiter Architects
Location: Bloemendaal, The Netherlands
Area: 5263.55 sqft
Photographs by: Tim Van de Velde
Villa V by Paul de Ruiter Architects
Are you ready to see a home that disappears in the landscape, a home that has its interior connected to the exterior spaces while most of its structure is invisible? Then that is what we are going to show you today.
The beautiful Villa V by Paul de Ruiter Architects is a modern home built in park Brederode, near Bloemendaal in the Netherlands. When it comes to the location of this home, it is located in a place where the local flora and fauna are respected. This is also where the spectacular experience of this home comes from as you are going to see in the images below. Most of the structure is hidden under a green roof that encapsulates half of the ground floor into the slope of the hill.
From the architects: “From the very start it was clear that the landscape around the villa should be preserved as much as possible. A basement was created for the house and the ground floor is semi-positioned in the slope of the hill. The first floor towers above the partially glazed ground floor and the undulating dune landscape. Both the northerly and southerly facades of the first floor are largely made of glass, while the easterly and westerly facades have a more closed character. The closed facade areas on the first floor are made of coloured, sustainable timber.”
“The glass areas on the ground floor and first floor have exceptionally large sliding components, with the moving parts in light oak. The details of the glass styles and the upper and lower lines have been kept to a minimum. The large glass facades ensure a connection between outdoors and indoors; contact with nature is tangible throughout the house. At the same time, the patio in the heart of the villa provides maximum daylight in all the rooms. Only natural materials have been used in the building. For example, the facade finishing on the first floor is made of Waxedwood sustainable timber.”