Villa Berkel: Modern Villa Interior Design Ideas by Paul de Ruiter

April 30, 2014 Category: Interior Design, Villa  


Modern Villa and Garden Ideas

This villa concept design ideas inspired of bungalows by Paul de Ruiter, a modern and beautiful villa that integrates with the natural looks on the Villa. Every interior room in the villa looks directly out on to this garden, because three of the four facades are made from glass component. Buildings plots, the woods around the villa are dark, which means it is important to ensure that as much light can enter the house as possible. However, the more glass is used in a building, the more difficult it is to maintain the dividing line between inside and outside, private and public. Therefore the building plot is divided into three long strips at right angles to the road. The bottom and southernmost strip is reserved for the garden, the middle strip contains the villa itself and the most northern strip offers access to the house: this is where the drive, parking space and the entrance are located. This layout of the site means that those parts of the house that the residents prefer to keep private are out of sight.
The layout of the site is repeated in the floor plan of the house. This is also divided into three strips over the 30-metre length of the villa. To ensure both openness and liveability, the floor plan is split. The eastern section, at the street side, contains the more public functions: the entrance, study, kitchen and interior living design, while the western section, furthest removed from the street, is reserved for the more intimate activities: a corridor that acts as TV lounge, the bedrooms and the bathroom. This means that the character of the functions gradually becomes more intimate. Each function has its own zone within the house, which can be cut off by means of translucent sliding walls. Villa Berkel design by Paul de Ruiter Architects, some information [via].

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