Completed in 2012, Villa L is set in the woods of central Netherlands, fully oriented towards the sun and the views on the garden. Villa L is a spatially diverse residence where every floor has its own strong identity, creating a broad spatial spectrum within a unified whole.
Villa L by Powerhouse Company and RAU:
A young family desires a house that is full of paradoxes: simple yet surprising, open yet specific, minimal yet luxurious.
With a maximum buildable envelope of three layers, including one subterranean, we resolved this paradox with a concept that is based on a radical differentiation of spatial experiences and characters per floor. A house designed for the hectics of an evolving family – united yet fragmented, plural yet whole.
Powerhouse Company, responsible for the design, resolved these contradictions with a house based on a radical differentiation of spatial experiences on three floors (of which one is subterranean). RAU embedded the sustainable strategy for the villa in the design.
Photos by Christian van der Kooy