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Mon 4.12.

Villa SG21 by Fillié Verhoeven Architects

Posted by Walter Phillips on 04.12.2017 - Tagged as:

Villa SG21 by Fillié Verhoeven Architects

Photographer: François Verhoeven

Villa SG21 is easy and chic as the colour suggests. But to get there wasn’t as easy as the design might suggest. The site, typically Dutch had a very strict building envelope and maximum allowed volume of 1000 cubic meters. The site required a design that would fit the local building code with sloped roofs. The owners however wanted a minimalistic and clean design that would stand out in between the other more conventional structures along the street.

The site is located along a historic road passing through an area of protected scenery mostly grass and farmland. The site itself consists of several combined lots separated by shallow ditches as is common in the Netherlands. In total the site measures about 100 x 50 meters. The house is located at one end of the site looking over about 80 meters of lavish grasslands dotted with trees and bushes. The site is at probably the wettest and lowest part of the Netherlands making it prone to flooding. Because of this the site is very green as well. To complement this the sod or turf roof is made of imported Norwegian turf. The turf is delivered on site in mesh bags that can be put directly on the roof surface. The turf is already mixed with seeds of different types of grass. The roof has an elaborate concealed rain system than pops up and sprays water when the dedicated computer detects the roof is getting dry.

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Villa SG21 by Fillié Verhoeven Architects

Photographer: François Verhoeven

Villa SG21 by Fillié Verhoeven Architects

Photographer: François Verhoeven

Villa SG21 by Fillié Verhoeven Architects

Photographer: François Verhoeven

Villa SG21 by Fillié Verhoeven Architects

Photographer: François Verhoeven

Villa SG21 by Fillié Verhoeven Architects

Photographer: François Verhoeven

Villa SG21 by Fillié Verhoeven Architects

Photographer: François Verhoeven