Groundfloor (left) and basement (right) plans
Set in the woodlands of The Netherlands, the program of Villa 1 is oriented optimally towards the views on the terrain and the sun. Half of the program is pushed below ground to meet local zoning regulations. This creates a clear dichotomy in the spatial experience of the house – a glass box ground floor where all mass is concentrated in furniture elements and a ‘medieval’ basement, where the spaces are carved out of the mass.
Description from architects