Architecture Design of Villa Bonh

Description About The Project

Villa Bonh designed by CAS architecten is a beautiful project with a good design, respecting the logic of location and orientation. Indeed, location determines a lot, if not everything. By its specific North-facing orientation, the open landscape at the back, and the request of the client to be able to enjoy this to the most, a completely glazed rear façade. Therefore, the house designed with a U-shaped floor plan with an open terrace between the living and sleeping areas as a result.

Although the front borders a pretty busy connecting road and the parcel makes a turnover there, the facade chosen is a completely closed façade. On the contrary, next to the kitchen there is a cozy morning terrace, from where one can enjoy a nice view on the other side of the street. The designer wanted to make the upper volume as light as possible through which the load distribution optimal yields.

The light-footedness, as if it were a stacking of two volumes, is also reflected in the materiality. The supporting base of the ground floor accentuated by a flat plaster with a concrete look. The smaller volume on top of that was realized in wooden cabinetwork and cladding. However, the difference in the materialization of the two volumes doesn’t seem hard of contrasting. After all, the plaster, carried out in a light grey color, also has a warm tone by its ocher subsoil and the use of a special sweeping technique. In doing so, certain gradations appear which make the whole seem less flat and more natural. This, in combination with the big windows, results in beautiful harmony.

Indeed, the house is an example of honest architecture and a project in which the hobbyhorse – light, space, views… in a contemporary fashion – is beautifully expressed.

The Architecture Design Project Information:

Villa Bonh, an U-shaped home in contemporary fashion by CAS architecten
Admittedly, at the front a busy road, but at the back tranquility prevails. As a result, the façade of Villa Bonh mostly closed.
Villa Bonh, an U-shaped home in contemporary fashion by CAS architecten
Villa Bonh, an U-shaped home in contemporary fashion by CAS architecten
Villa Bonh, an U-shaped home in contemporary fashion by CAS architecten
On the other hand, the rear façade completely glazed to enjoy the beautiful views of nature. Also, the back garden, bring atmosphere and in the evening, offer a marvelous sight on their illuminated house.
Villa Bonh, an U-shaped home in contemporary fashion by CAS architecten
The lot surrounding Villa Bonh was completely overgrown, including also some beautiful mature trees.
Villa Bonh, an U-shaped home in contemporary fashion by CAS architecten
Villa Bonh, an U-shaped home in contemporary fashion by CAS architecten
Villa Bonh, an U-shaped home in contemporary fashion by CAS architecten
The living room with open plan design, to create indoor outdoor spaces.
Villa Bonh, an U-shaped home in contemporary fashion by CAS architecten
The kitchen is outfitted with large countertops and matches perfectly with the kitchen cabinet.
Villa Bonh, an U-shaped home in contemporary fashion by CAS architecten
In fact, the owners live for the greater part around the courtyard garden. This results everywhere – on the ground floor as well as on the upper floor where the bedroom – in beautiful views.
Villa Bonh, an U-shaped home in contemporary fashion by CAS architecten
The floor plan of Villa Bonh.

The Villa Bonh Gallery:

Text by the Architects: Architecture does not always have to be very complicated.  A good design, respecting the logic of location and orientation, can even be very simple. This light-footed villa proves that such honest architecture without bells or whistles can nevertheless result in beautiful projects.

Photo credit: Tim Van de Velde | Source: CAS architecten

For more information about this project; please contact the Architecture firm :
– Add: Vaderlandstraat 112, 9000 Gent, Belgium
– Tel: +32 9 227 06 37
– Email: [email protected]

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