Villa Al is a green villa in a green environment. This proposal emphasizes 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 heat pump 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.
Location: Almere, the Netherlands Design: WHIM architecture
Program: 1 Villa
M2: 174m2 floor area, excl. terraces