Hofman Dujardin Architects have designed a Dutch countryside villa, not common at all. At first glance, what seems only a archetypal house, composed of a simple parallelepiped, and a simple roof, turns into a complex composition, in terms of space and light, and at the same time, is the study of functions of a modern house.
The villa was designed for a businessman and his family. Seen as a home, the house is easy to analyze, according to architects. Bedrooms and bathrooms are located in the basement, while living, dining and kitchen areas are crossing the floor. At the next level, much more intimate than others, due to the shape of the roof, was created a study area. The space benefits from indirect light that is generated by the composition of glass and ground floor openings with a height of on two floors, which seems, rather, a mezzanine. This results in a house which, despite very pronounced geometry seems more spacious than larger and more welcoming than cold.
However, construction is more than a house. First of all, as a result of different but complementary desires of the client and architect, the project proved to be a complex analysis. There is an angle of view on major axis direction of the house, which crosses the house along the “trench” of concrete, which defines the spatiality of the project. This effect is enhanced by movement of the two stairs. Both stairs start from the basement, and one of them is continuing up to the attic.