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:

The glass facade of this Villa K, without disruptions such as windows or outdoor sun blinds, reflects nothing but the air and offers amazing views over the valley.
Villa K lies long and low on a German hillside by Paul de Ruiter Architects
Villa K lies long and low on a German hillside by Paul de Ruiter Architects
A concrete terrace also run along the full length of the front of the Villa K.
Just off from the middle of the villa K, a break in the facade and the roof forms a niche for a swimming pool.
Villa K lies long and low on a German hillside by Paul de Ruiter Architects
The water continues under the terrace, allowing users to swim underneath and out to a section that extends from the hillside.
Around the terrace a garden is arranged with vegetable crops and fruit trees.
Villa K lies long and low on a German hillside by Paul de Ruiter Architects
The complete roof structure of the villa K covered with moss and sedum. This reduces the cooling load and seen from a higher situated area, this green roof makes the villa to blend into the natural environment due.
Villa K lies long and low on a German hillside by Paul de Ruiter Architects
Villa K lies long and low on a German hillside by Paul de Ruiter Architects
Villa K lies long and low on a German hillside by Paul de Ruiter Architects
Villa K lies long and low on a German hillside by Paul de Ruiter Architects
Villa K lies long and low on a German hillside by Paul de Ruiter Architects
Villa K lies long and low on a German hillside 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

For more information about this project; please contact the Architecture firm :
– Add: Valschermkade 36-D, 1059 CD Amsterdam, Netherlands
– Tel: +31 20 626 3244
– Email: [email protected]

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