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 Rijpwetering in Netherlands by DENOLDERVLEUGELS Architects & Associates
August 11th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: DENOLDERVLEUGELS Architects & Associates
In 2015 this villa was realised at the waterfront in Rijpwetering, a small village near The Hague just behinnd the west coastline of The Netherlands.
Built on a compact site this house is completely oriented towards the water and the landscape behind.
The house has full glass facades oriented to the outside patio’s and wooden decks, they provide the most beautiful views and maximum contact with the water.
The villa was built with a light steel mainframe cladded with long format brickwork and red cedar wooden facade panels. The warmth of the red cedar wood is combined with contrasting slim aluminium transparant sliding doors both at ground level and on the first floor.
The large wooden canopies – in a combination of open and closed areas – provide shade and shelter and bring the volumes of the villa in balance with the human scale.
The warm and open atmosphere and the superb setting at the water make this villa a unique place to live directly at the waterfront.