Villa in the Dunes by Zandbelt&vandenBerg

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Villa in the Dunes is a house designed by architects Zandbelt&vandenBerg, located at the edge of the dunes in the Hook of Holland, the Netherlands.

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The ground floor of the three-storey residence is partly covered by the dunes and includes a guest house.

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Photographs by Christian Richters.

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The following text is from Zandbelt&vandenBerg

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Villa in the dunes
Hoek van Holland

A villa for an art-loving couple has been completed at the edge of the dunes of Hook of Holland.

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The entrance level is situated in the dunes as a bunker and consists of a guesthouse, besides the entrance functions.

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The piano nobile, the residents’ daily domain, is organized around a patio.

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The living on the front gives access to a dunegarden through a terrace.

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On the other side the kitchen hovers above the ground.

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On top of this all, the master bedroom.

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An exterior staircase leads to a roof terrace and provides a panorama on the surrounding dune landscape and its bunkers. The sea lures at the horizon.

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Architect
Zandbelt&vandenBerg
Rotterdam, NL

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Team
Daan Zandbelt and Rogier van den Berg with Tom Bokkers, David Luque

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Client
Pieter & Diana van Toor

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Start project
October 2005

Start construction
January 2007

Delivery
June 2008

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  • kangar

    what i dont get is if you go to the roof terrace you can look at the dunes where there are other bunkers, or were the architects talking about the villa as a bunker.

    if they were then that would be pretty rad

  • jp

    in the Hook of Holland ?! ;)

  • zoot

    too many different materials, too much different detais, keep it mor cohesive, would have been better

  • archimaniak

    little boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes…
    little boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes…
    little boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes…

  • sofie

    Hoek van Holland > Corner of Holland?! ;-)

  • Minh

    bulky but fragmented

  • http://uliheckmann.com Tray Loader

    Guys,

    a “bunker” derives from a GOLF catchphrase.
    It´s the sand holes, that´s all…..

  • aether

    There are some interesting ideas here, like the reference to Casa Malaparte on top (let’s hope it was meant that way), and it is growing on me. I wouldn’t mind living there. But in the end I have to agree with zoot.

  • sc hu yl er

    The more I look at this project the more I like it. It has a lot of peculiar moments that I can’t imagine the reasoning behind, yet they also aren’t so dramatic that I dislike them.

  • Pach

    My house is my castle
    This house is like a contemporary work of art with too many different materials and too much different details-ideal for art lovers
    Architecture and art are a task of synthesis
    Otherwise every house could/should be just one box
    NagNagNag
    You cannot please everyone. Can you ? Should you?

    I see a inspiring work and a well-planned living space
    Great house
    Take care

  • kolohe
  • kangar

    no that dune house sucks.

    this bunker thing is where its at!

  • http://www.christianbarnardblog.blogspot.com christianbarnardlandscapestudio

    Salty

  • shiva

    i really liked the whole thing. in iran , we use inner courtyards in hot , and hot and humid climates to reduce the heat in the buildings . i have been working on contemporary inner courtyards lately , and this one is one of the best i have seen so far .
    good job !

  • Anton

    At the Hook the dunes are covered with old military bunkers, somehow this villa combines the bluntness of this landscape with the elegance of residential living. I like it!

  • wartian

    the form might not be interesting,just a simple box……but the space arrangement is beautiful and the vertical circulation is nice..!