This Luxury architecture villa design – Villa Berkel was designed by the dutch architect Paul de Ruiter which is also designed this Villa room in Rhenen. This nature inspired villa architecture project is located in the forest of Veenendaal, The Netherlands which blends between indoors and outdoors space; private and public.
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 berkel. “To ensure openness and seclusion at the same time, the floor plan of the villa was ‘split.’ The street side contains the more ‘public’ functions: the entrance, study, kitchen and living room; whilst the other side is reserved for the more intimate activities: a corridor functioning as a TV lounge, the bedrooms and a bathroom,” according to the architect.
To create openness and lightness and to give the residents the feeling living outside in the green, the house is entirely oriented to the secluded garden at the south. Every room in the villa looks directly out on to this garden, because three of the four façades are made of glass. The bathroom is probably one of the home’s coolest features, overlooking an outdoor water feature and giving the occupants a feeling of being outdoors, while enjoying the comforts and conveniences of being indoors.
The spacious wooden terrace forms a room outdoors, partly covered by a wooden awning supported by steel brackets that taper upwards. This gives it the appearance of floating above the ground. Ponds have been laid on both sides of the villa, so that the house here, too, appears to be raised above ground level, emphasising the lightness of the building.