Villa Al is a green villa in a green environment. This proposal emphasises the existing qualities and character of the location. A meandering river through a green environment is translated into a meandering route through a green pavilion.
In a natural context also the electricity and heating are found in natural resources. A heatpump installation allows for heating from the soil. Electricity is captured by solar panels and from the water motion in the river. The pavilion/villa is constructed from natural materials found in the surroundings. These materials emphasize the character of living in a green environment. Wood; The pavilion has a wooden construction. Also the floor and some interior ceilings are clad with wood. Straw; An excellent insulation is found in straw. This natural material allows a comfortable interior climate all through the year. Clay; For a smooth finishing some interior walls are clad with clay. Vegetation; Vegetation is on the facades, some interior walls and (interior) ceilings. The vegetation emphasize the green context and ensures a healthy building.
The building is designed as multi functional. Besides a villa the design can also function as an office or pavilion.
Design: WHIM architecture, the Netherlands Location: Almere, the Netherlands Program: 1 Villa M2: 174m2 floor area, excl. terraces Period: 2011 More info: www.whim.nl