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 Al in Almere, The Netherlands by WHIM Architecture
April 2nd, 2013 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: WHIM Architecture
Villa Al is a green villa in a green environment. This proposal emphasises the existing qualities and character of the location.
In a natural context also the electricity and heating are found in natural resources. A heat pump installation allows for heating from the soil. Electricity is captured by solar panels and from the water motion in the river.
The pavilion/villa is constructed from natural materials found in the surroundings. These materials emphasize the character of living in a green environment.
Wood; The pavilion has a wooden construction. Also the floor and some interior ceilings are clad with wood.
Straw; An excellent insulation is found in straw. This natural material allows a comfortable interior climate all through the year.
Clay; For a smooth finishing some interior walls are clad with clay.
Vegetation; Vegetation is on the facades, some interior walls and (interior) ceilings. The vegetation emphasize the green context and ensures a healthy building.
The building is designed as multi functional. Besides a villa the design can also function as an office or pavilion.
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