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Villa Berkel Netherlands by Paul de Ruiter

The woods around the villa are dark, which means it is important to ensure that as much light can enter the house as possible. However, the more glass is used in a building, the more difficult it is to maintain the dividing line between inside and outside, private and public. Therefore the building plot is divided into three long strips at right angles to the road. The bottom and southernmost strip is reserved for the garden, the middle strip contains the villa itself and the most northern strip offers access to the house: this is where the drive, parking space and the entrance are located. This layout of the site means that those parts of the house that the residents prefer to keep private are out of sight.

Villa Berkel, Veenendaal, Netherlands, by Paul de Ruiter
Photos by Pieter Kers
via: Arch Daily


Friday, February 27th, 2009


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