from farm to villa
From a Dutch Farm to a contemporary Villa. Wooden interiors and aluminium cladding

The Mecanoo architecten studio reinterprets the typology of a Dutch farm in a contemporary style, a group of farmhouses grouped around a courtyard located near Vught, by designing a villa distributed in distinct volumes

The designed villa revisits the typology of the local farmhouse, a set of houses located around a central open space, protected and at the same time open to the surrounding landscape, a layout that has guided the design of the villa from the beginning

villa in the countryside

The villa is distributed in its functions in three distinct volumes, which reflect the conformation of a small village: two volumes have the shape of hut barns connected to the outside, while the higher volume allows you to capture the view of the landscape, as opposed to the lower buildings

villa in the countryside

Inside the highest volume are the bedrooms, crowned by a terrace at the top. One of the two barns is furnished as a living room, kitchen, dining room with a veranda, while the other houses a kitchen studio, open for seminars, lectures, culinary activities, a garage, a storage room and a guest suite

villa in the countryside

The outer cladding, which extends to the top of the roof, is made of dark aluminium, profiled to resemble the iron roofs of the nearby farm buildings. Each building accurately chooses and frames the surrounding agricultural landscapes

villa in the countryside

The structure is made of wood, the interior is also made of European spruce with a smooth and uniform structure, to transmit warmth and hospitality. The villa, with low energy consumption is heated and cooled by electric heat pumps

villa in the countryside

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