Dhr. en Mevr. Verhoeven-Van Zundert
Miniature Red Brown
thin joint, random bond
Photos: © Lucid
When commissioned to design this contemporary villa, AIDarchitecten was asked to pay close attention to the orientation and views. The polygonal outline of the plan ensures that internal angles are created in each case and these in turn demarcate outside spaces. The final design resulted in a rectangular building that has a refined and airy appearance due to its deliberate volume effect.
"There is a terrace on virtually every side of the house. So you can enjoy the sun and entertain outside at any time of day", explains the architect.
The orientation of the house and the maximum use of natural light creates an almost self-explanatory connection to the garden and the green character of the surroundings.
Sustainable, powerful materials have been used for the façade cladding: Miniature Red Brown
brick in conjunction with woodwork that ages naturally. The brick has a beautiful patina of earthy colours reminiscent of the old barns and buildings of the region.
The contemporary form that gives a nod to the past ensures that the sleek design integrates perfectly in the village.
Processing was carried out in an artisanal way, paying close attention to the careful, original implementation of the detailing.
The Hand-Made Red Brown
facing brick has an extra trump card in that the warm hue complements the wooden window frames perfectly.
It also gives the sleek architecture an extra dimension of warmth and cosiness. The small size makes the brick elegant and slim and the contemporary way in which it has been used (adhesive bonding) has created an interesting architectural gem.