Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Architecture Wednesday: Villa New Water

I’m getting boomerang from this one … and in a good way.

From the very first moment of seeing the site for this home, architect Koen Olthuis of Waterstudio set out to design a villa that would allow for the optimal experience of its surroundings.

Yet, in order to maintain the rural character of the location, the design had to meet strict regulations limiting the volume allowed above the ground level. So, with the volume limited, Waterstudio decided to make a floor under ground level to provide more space within the limited dimensions of the building.

The main floor is seen as a white frame outlining large spans of glass, making the home seem almost see-through, with the white frame curling along the facade to close off both ends of the house; the concept of transparency was maintained inside the home by creating an open layout where almost no doors are used.

It’s all open and sheer and transparent, with touches of wood that add subtlety and warmth to the house.

But it still looks like a boomerang.

2 comments:

the dogs' mother said...

:-) - one of the strangest ones yet xoxoxoxo

mistress maddie said...

While I can appreciate the design and creativity on this one, its a bit to office park for me.