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1601 | Kevin Veenhuizen Architects - Bosvilla

"On the load-bearing walls visible laminated beams are placed, which follow the square footprint of the house and divide it into four quadrants by means of a cross, both on the ground floor and on the first floor.
One quadrant remains open, creating a void above the kitchen area. The roof construction and the load-bearing walls on the first floor that form the cross, are finished with constructive wooden plates. Two round peepholes have been designed in the wall of the void, which create a visual connection between the kitchen and the upper floor. The two electric skylights in the void provide extra daylight and natural ventilation in the summer.
When it rains, the water runs off the roof like an umbrella and is collected in an underground tank through a drainage system around the terrace. The rainwater is then used to water the garden, flush toilets and supply the dishwasher and washing machine with very soft lime-free water. This saves 70% on the use of drinking water."

Photography by MWA Hart Nibbrig.

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