Villa Kogelhof by Paul de Ruiter Architects

By Jessica • 4 mins ago

Villa Kogelhof is a residential project found in Noord-Beveland, The Netherlands.

It was completed in 2013 by Paul de Ruiter Architects.

Villa Kogelhof by Paul de Ruiter Architects:

“The 25 hectare (62 acre) estate is component of a bigger system initiated by the government, which aims to connect regional ecological zones throughout the country. The current owner bought the internet site, as soon as farmland, in 2006. It is a protected habitat for animals and plants and a significant tourist draw in the area, open to the public. Permission to build a home on the land was given only on issue that it was returned to its pre-agricultural state. The planting of some 71,000 6-year-previous trees hint at the potential of the estate as ‘a villa in the woods’ and had been planted presently in 2006. A rectangular pond was digged, requiring the removal of 70,000 cubic metres (2,472,026 cubic feet) of soil.


The underground volume of the residence consists the entrance, parking (for 6 vehicles and a tractor), storage, bathroom and a workspace which seems to be out more than the pond. The residing region is located in the floating glass box over ground. It’s floor prepare is totally open, except for some subtle glass space dividers. There are a number of separate volumes for the kitchen, bedrooms, bathroom and a multifunctional room. The patio has glass doors on both sides, so that it is each accessible through the living area and the bathroom. The entire floor is covered with white epoxy and the furniture consists of designer classics from Le Corbusier and Eileen Grey. The façade is totally made out of glass and offers a magnificent view more than the surrounding landscape.


One particular of the major principles of Villa Kogelhof was to translate luxury into the happiness of independence. The aim for the villa was to be self-ample to make its own power, to heat its very own water and to recycle the garbage. To make sure Villa Kogelhof is energy neutral, the façade offers an crucial contribution. This so known as climate-façade is composed of an outer layer of clear insulated glass from floor to ceiling and an inner layer of sun-reflecting fabric that can be rolled up and unrolled. When the material is lowered, an air cavity is formed in which the air from the villa is extracted of a central ventilation method. The house is heated by a central heating system in blend with an air pump. Warm water will in the near potential be generated by using a selection stove, in which wood will be fired from the trees out of the personal forest of the estate. Electrical energy is created from the PV-cells on the roof and also from the planned windmill.”


Pictures by: Jeroen Musch

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