UN Studio design The W.I.N.D. Villa, a eco friendly Netherlands home near the sea

UN Studio design The W.I.N.D. Villa, a eco friendly Netherlands home near the sea

Architects: UN Studio
Location: The Netherlands
Year: 2014
Area: 5.683 ft²/ 528 m²
Photo courtesy: Fedde de Weert
Description:

“The W.I.N.D. House in the north of Holland incorporates both integrated sustainable solutions and home automation, whilst enabling a flexible use of space.

un-studio-design-w-n-d-villa-eco-friendly-netherlands-home-near-sea-01

Located on the outskirts of a Dutch village and close to the sea, the house is backed by a wooded area and fronted by an open expanse of polder landscape. The design of the house responds to both its setting and to the seasons. The more intimate working and sleeping areas are located towards the back, where the enclosure of the woods provides an intimate setting, while the living areas enjoy panoramic views of the polder landscape to the front.

un-studio-design-w-n-d-villa-eco-friendly-netherlands-home-near-sea-02

The elevated position of the open plan living areas enhances the views to the exterior. Each of the four facades, curve towards the inside to create four distinct petal-like wings. These curving recesses are visually connected to each other through their view lines, which cross at the heart of the building. The vertical organisation of the building follows a centrifugal split-level principle. An open staircase at the centre of the house connects the front and back wings.

un-studio-design-w-n-d-villa-eco-friendly-netherlands-home-near-sea-03

A comprehensive home automation system enables integrated control of the electrical systems including solar panels and mechanical installations. Complete control of this ‘smart home’ is possible by a central touch-screen in the living area, while decentral devices provide dedicated control per room. Furthermore control is possible remotely by independent devices via LAN-connection.

un-studio-design-w-n-d-villa-eco-friendly-netherlands-home-near-sea-04

The integrated sustainability concept of the house includes a central air/water heat pump, mechanical ventilation with waste heat recovery and solar panels. Heat gain is reduced through the use of tinted glass on the fully glazed front and back facades.”

un-studio-design-w-n-d-villa-eco-friendly-netherlands-home-near-sea-05 un-studio-design-w-n-d-villa-eco-friendly-netherlands-home-near-sea-06 un-studio-design-w-n-d-villa-eco-friendly-netherlands-home-near-sea-07 un-studio-design-w-n-d-villa-eco-friendly-netherlands-home-near-sea-08 un-studio-design-w-n-d-villa-eco-friendly-netherlands-home-near-sea-09 un-studio-design-w-n-d-villa-eco-friendly-netherlands-home-near-sea-10 un-studio-design-w-n-d-villa-eco-friendly-netherlands-home-near-sea-11 un-studio-design-w-n-d-villa-eco-friendly-netherlands-home-near-sea-12 un-studio-design-w-n-d-villa-eco-friendly-netherlands-home-near-sea-13 un-studio-design-w-n-d-villa-eco-friendly-netherlands-home-near-sea-14

Thank you for reading this article!

Latest News

How To Organise Your Pantry’

How To Organise Your Pantry' Pantries are often known to be areas of great chaos. You practically store a lot of stuff inside and sometimes,...

Tackling Retail Security Challenges in 2020

Tackling Retail Security Challenges in 2020   Shoplifting costs Canadian retailers up to $5 billion a year. Combined with employee theft, vendor fraud, and cybercrime, it’s...

Olympia Prairie Home by Coates Design

Olympia Prairie Home by Coates Design, a contemporary take on a country Washington home Architect: Coates Design Location: Yelm, Washington, United States Photography: Lara Swimmer The designer’s task...

Outside In Minimalist Villa by i29 + Bedaux de Brouwer Architects

Outside In Minimalist Villa by i29 + Bedaux de Brouwer Architects Architects: i29, Bedaux de Brouwer Architects Area: 400 m2 / 4300 sqft Year: 2020 Contractor: Van Gisbergen Cabinet...

More Articles Like This