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Schipper-De Leeuw Residence, Driebergen, Netherlands 
Thursday 06 Nov 2008
 
House amongst the trees 
 
copyright: DP6 Architectuurstudio 
 
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12/11/08 Jan Johnsen, New York
Beautiful!

Reminds me of the Ise Shrine in Japan.
12/11/08 ira pavlova, moscow
i like this wonderfull object, but what about rain?
the Architect, Moscow
 

Using simple materials to great effect 

The location of the villa on the lushly planted plot was determined by both the magnificent beech trees and Douglas firs and the layout of the shady garden. To ensure a maximum of sunlight and privacy in the garden, the building was situated along the road. The elongated volume acts as a screen between the sunny part of the garden and the road.

The simple overall shape of the house is outlined by the long, corrugated roof, below which an expanse of space has been created. On the side of the road the facade has been kept closed, clad with timber aging to a beautiful silvery sheen. On the garden side mezzanines and glass fronts transform the building’s mass into a light and airy volume.

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