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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.

Patio House in Velp, the Netherlands by Bloot Architecture

 
November 1st, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Bloot Architecture

In Velp, the Netherlands, a sustainable refurbishment and extension of  a dilapidated 1950s villa has been completed.

The villa is situated on the edge of National Park Veluwezoom, a nature reserve. The many small rooms of the original house have been reduced to a small number of light and spacious spaces and a concrete extension with patio was added to the house. Although the various living spaces are in open connection with each other, the separate rooms retain their own intimate atmosphere.

Image Courtesy © Ossip van Duivenbode

  • Architects: Bloot Architecture
  • Project: Patio House
  • Location: Velp, the Netherlands
  • Photography: Ossip van Duivenbode
  • Contractor: Jager B.V.
  • Constructor: Janssen Constructie Bouwadvies; Joop Janssen
  • Principal architect: Tjeerd Bloothoofd

Image Courtesy © Ossip van Duivenbode

The patio, the restricted use of partition walls, the larger windows and passage ways allow natural light to  penetrate into the home and show the sightlines of the various interior and exterior spaces; this makes that the spaces flow smoothly from one into the other.

Image Courtesy © Ossip van Duivenbode

Image Courtesy © Ossip van Duivenbode

The concrete beam in the façade of the original house still defines the characteristics of the villa. Parallel with this beam, is the underside of the new with plant-covered concrete roof of the addition. The original concrete beam is only 2.3 metres high (from floor to underside of the beam), therefore the addition was partly built into the ground to create more height. This way the addition  lies sunken in the garden and blends naturally with the surroundings. The split level provide playfulness to the house; you can sit on the low concrete wall of the extension partly in the garden and partly inside the house. They also provide a subtle distinction between the different spaces.

Image Courtesy © Ossip van Duivenbode

Image Courtesy © Ossip van Duivenbode

The existing house is insulated and all the new elements are highly insulating. The whole house is covered with floor heating and the heating is provided by a heat pump. Solar panels on the roof provide the necessary energy for heating and electricity needed in the house. There is no more usage of gas. This makes the house a zero-energy building.

Image Courtesy © Ossip van Duivenbode

Image Courtesy © Ossip van Duivenbode

Image Courtesy © Ossip van Duivenbode

Image Courtesy © Ossip van Duivenbode

Image Courtesy © Ossip van Duivenbode

Image Courtesy © Ossip van Duivenbode

Image Courtesy © Ossip van Duivenbode

Image Courtesy © Ossip van Duivenbode

Image Courtesy © Bloot Architecture

Image Courtesy © Bloot Architecture

Image Courtesy © Bloot Architecture

Image Courtesy © Bloot Architecture

Image Courtesy © Bloot Architecture

Image Courtesy © Bloot Architecture

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One Response to “Patio House in Velp, the Netherlands by Bloot Architecture”

  1. Chris says:

    Is the house available for rent or purchase

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