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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Villa V in Bloemendaal, The Netherlands by Paul de Ruiter Architects

September 21st, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Paul de Ruiter Architects

Minimalistic living in the dune landscape

Close to Bloemendaal, on the edge of the Kennemer dunes, the future site of Villa V is situated. A sustainable home that follows a minimalistic design and shows respect for man and nature alike. Villa V is the first villa to be built in Park Brederode, a unique residential area where the existing flora and fauna are given full rein.

Exterior View of Model

  • Architect: Paul de Ruiter Architects
  • Name of Project: Villa V
  • Location: Bloemendaal, The Netherlands
  • Client: Private
  • Floor area: 489 m² (including a basement of 154 m²)
  • Project architect: Paul de Ruiter in collaboration with Chris Collaris

Exterior View of Model

  • Project team: Redmer Weijer, Harry Casey, Marek Matrtaj, Niels Groeneveld, Marieke Sijm.
  • Start of design phase: April 2010
  • Start of construction: November 2010
  • Completion: October 2011
  • Contractor: Scholz Groep – IJmuiden

Exterior View

The villa owes its honest character to its unique sculptural form, which can be said to disappear in the landscape. This connects the building’s interior with the outside space, resulting in a spectacular residential experience. Most of the structure is invisible thanks to its green roof, to the fact that the entire home is with cellar and to the fact that half of the ground floor is encapsulated in the slope of the hill. Both the north and south façades are glass, with exceptionally large sliding sections. In the heart of the villa, one finds a patio that ensures optimum daylight illumination in all the home’s rooms.

Exterior View

The villas that will be built in the park comply with stricter EPC requirements than those established by the Building Regulations. On the one hand, Villa V has a robust underground design, with concrete floors and retaining walls. On the other hand, the design of the villa is extremely transparent and light on the ground and first floors, with a glass and timber-frame construction. The various woods used in the building are FSC-certified. A minimal approach to the materialisation and detailing of the building is a core value of the design. Furthermore, the villa has a balanced ventilation system and the home is heated and cooled by means of a heat pump. The fifth façade of the villa – the roof – will be covered with moss-sedum. The large expanses of glass and the patio will result in maximum daylighting and will give the inhabitants the feeling that the villa and the surrounding landscape are one.


Exterior View

Exterior View of Model

Exterior View of Model

Interior View of bathroom area

Interior View of Corridor

Interior View of entrance area

Interior View of Kitchen

Interior View of living area

Interior View of sauna area

Interior View of Model


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