Rotterdam-based studio Whim Architecturecreated a stunning semi-transparent residence in Burgh-Haamstede, the Netherlands. Known for their persistent lack of curtains, the Dutch people enjoy a freeing lifestyle. This particular residence – Villa BH – although nestled between three other residence and surrounded by trees, displays a stress-free transparency and an inviting interior design. The 2,874 square feet contemporary residence is home to a couple 60+ of age, who are lucky enough to enjoy a splendid display of space, light and surrounding nature. The single level floor plan allows the inhabitants to move freely around the bright spaces. The main living space has a high ceiling covered with a sloping roof and large glazed walls ensure brightness and a seamless connection to the outdoors. An interior courtyard allows the bedroom to be directly connected to the outside, making the resting experience even more relaxing. The street facade easily hides the gorgeous, open interior by displaying a timber finish, where the garage and carport welcome family and guests. Insulated and benefiting from solar electricity, Villa BH is definitely a dream home.
The best architects can create designs which will give clients and the public things they didn’t even realise they wanted, and this is especially important when architects are given the difficult brief of creating structures in much-loved, iconic areas.
Inside the school, a wall made of cross-laminated timber separates classrooms from the main corridor, providing a space for storage and study. With very little to work with, the architects have managed to create a building that is much more than just the sum of all of its parts