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Transparent Villa Stands on Glass Walls

The ‘Villa BH’ in Burgh-Haamstede, The Netherlands is a 2,874 square feet contemporary residence designed by Whim Architecture. The almost transparent structure predominantly stands on glass walls with white frames and natural wood cladding to the roof edge. Though the garden facade and between a body of still water, a wooden jetty passes that leads to the glass rear entrance and the garden house.

Each room is visualised in a dual aspect due to the tree inhabited courtyard encircled in the home. The glass doors from each room can be pushed back to reveal an outdoor free space inside the dwelling, with natural light and freshness. A brick chimneystack serves indoor and outdoor wood burners to provide warmth to the entire area. Apart from the elegance and the uniqueness in its design, it’s also sustainable and eco-friendly: it incorporates a sedum roof, heat pump and solar panels. The minimalist interior décor – white walls, light wood and muted textiles reflects simple living and makes the home look bright and light. The master bedroom is complete with bathtub, basins, a steam room and unhindered views to the outside patio. Transparency and beauty at their best, don’t you think?

Cristina Toplita

I write for decoist.

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