Villa Kogelhof by Paul de Ruiter Architects
Amsterdam-based Paul de Ruiter Architects designed ‘Villa Kogelhofan’, an autonomous – energy neutral dwelling in Kamperland, The Netherlands. To approach the villa there is a deserted road across the estate. The estate is part of a larger program initiated by the government, which aims to connect regional ecological zones throughout the country.
The underground volume of the house consists of the entrance, parking, storage and a workspace which looks out over the pond. The living area is situated in the floating glass box above ground. It’s plan is open and consists of volumes for the living room, the kitchen, bedrooms, bathroom and a patio. The façade is completely made of glass and offers a spectacular view over the surrounding landscape. The natural setting contrasts with the technical and modern appearance of the villa.
Villa Kogelhof by Paul de Ruiter Architects: