At times, your plan of building a villa on certain site can be hindered by the fact that you are not allowed to build one that uses too large of volume. In such case, you would be hard-pressed to find a solution so the project can move forward and you can enjoy staying at your own villa soon. The next question that rises from this problem would be: how to tweak this very specific restriction without having to compromise so much so that you have to draw the plan back from scratches? The apparent solution to this would be to build downward, such as what is displayed by a Spacious Modern Villa in Naaldwijk.
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Waterstudio’s architect Koen Olthuis design a very Spacious Modern Villa in Naaldwijk that employs exactly this technique to curb assignment given by his client, which strictly says that the villa should have a limited volume on its aboveground section. The architect’s solution to work around this restriction is to dig an underground level for the villa so it still has comfortable spaces for the owner to enjoy staying in it. The restriction comes as a way of keeping the location’s rural character by not obstructing it with an assuming architectural design.
The Spacious Modern Villa in Naaldwijk is fitted with a large white frame that outlines its glass walls. These glass walls seem to be the focal point of the villa’s entire concept here. The transparency is further supported by the use of open-plan style implemented in which minimum amounts of doors are installed. The kitchen marks the villa’s center point as it is located exactly in the middle of it—also covered in glass walls. Use of glass for the walls increases intake of natural daylight so lighting installation can be used at minimum level