Architecture Design of Villa K
Description About The Project
Villa K located in the forested hills of Thüringen is Dutch studio Paul de Ruiter Architects’ first project in Germany. This house completed in 2014, and won in the Medium-Sized Private House category at the 2016 A+Awards. Indeed, this house adapt the owner’s demand for a home that discrete and integrated in the natural environment. As a result, this home is a stunning project which built from only glass, steel and concrete.
The long, low building oriented South. So it receives the maximum amount of daylight and reduces the need for artificial lighting. Besides, its overhanging concrete roof prevents glare from the high midday sun. Around the living area a U-shaped terrace situated. In addition to this, the middle of the terrace crossed by an indoor patio and a pool that seems to float above the hill. Through the addition of a lifting platform across the pool, the terrace seems to continue.
Once insides, living spaces and bedrooms all look out from the front of the house. While storage and service areas are kept at the back. These include a pantry, a hunting room and a garage with room for six cars. On the other hand, a computerized system controls the heating and cooling. It managed via a heat pump that collects and stores both warm and cold air, then distributes whichever required when necessary.
The Architecture Design Project Information:
- Project Name: Villa K
- Location: Germany
- Project Year: 2014
- Area: 248 m²
- Designed by: Paul de Ruiter Architects
The Villa K Gallery:
Text by the Architects: Villa K, located in Thüringen, is the first German project for Paul de Ruiter Architects. The realization of a sustainable villa, discrete and integrated in the natural environment, was the wish of the client. The result is a straightforward, but innovative residence built from only glass, steel and concrete.
Photo credit: Pieters Kers & Patrick Voigt| Source: Paul de Ruiter Architects
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