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Villa BW in Schoorl, NL

24 Jan 2023

Design: Mecanoo

Location: Schoorl, The Netherlands

Villa BW Schoorl Holland

Photos: Ossip Architectuurfotografie

Villa BW, The Netherlands

Where the rolling dune landscape flows into the lower-lying polder terrain of the hinterland. The naturally sloping landscape embraces Villa BW, with a building volume characterised by a double-curved roof coupled with an unmistakable expression of the facade.

Villa BW Schoorl Holland

The twisting roof is created as a result of two overlapping shapes. A gable roof is designed on the dune-side, also characteristic of the street scene on the Oorsprongweg. In contrast, a horizontal roofline is designed for the polder-side.

Villa BW Schoorl The Netherlands

Villa BW Schoorl The Netherlands

Connection with the landscape
The villa is constructed over three floors, with an additional level within the hood of the roof. Due to the natural course of the terrain and the replenishment of an embankment as a continuation of the dune landscape, the ground floor and basement level at -1 have a direct relationship with the surroundings. Facing southeast the connection with the landscape alongside the sloped garden is enhanced by enclosing two voids with a curtain wall system.

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The strong connection between the landscape and the house translates into the expression of the facade and roof cladding with the application of a single natural material, expressed through a custom ceramic tile covering that wraps the entire building. This customised multicoloured glazed tile cladding represents the transitions in the landscape, from dune landscape to polder, and the soil layers, from light to dark.

Villa BW Schoorl The Netherlands

In the interior, all living spaces are organised around the curtain wall-enclosed voids and an enclosed wood-cladded core. The curtain wall provides transparency and daylight down to the basement levels. The enclosed element-feature of the interior from the basement to the hood of the building accommodates supporting functions, such as rising points and sanitary facilities.

Villa BW Schoorl The Netherlands

The interior design is completed by beautifully framed views of the surrounding countryside, utilising wooden frames passing through the traditional tile work.

Villa BW The Netherlands

Multicoloured tiling
The façade’s colour and appearance plays a part in the transition from dune to polder landscape. The monolithic presence of the building volume is accentuated through the sloping roof surfaces and exterior walls. These are covered with tiles of the same continuous material – multicoloured glazed ceramic tiles.

Villa BW The Netherlands

The hue of these tiles forms a coherent whole, making a connection and blending the building into the transformative landscape. Colour use is consistent with the shades of the environment, ensuring that the villa is absorbed in the changing terrain. The dune and polder landscape in various seasons is mirrored in the design’s colour spectrum consisting of 5 shades of grey, green and blue.

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The glaze of the tiles is vibrant, glossy and has an iridescent effect, creating a pearlescent appearance on the tiles, also influencing the incidence of light on the appearance of the facade and roof. The interplay of different colour shades delivers a varied, multicoloured, natural façade and roof. To prevent repetition and flattening, there is sufficient variation. The mix of shades and the light conditions make the villa look different every time, resulting in a unique striking home.

Villa BW Schoorl NL

The exact ratio of various multicoloured tiles was thoroughly studied through sampling. The enamel study was assessed on-site, based on colours, textures and degrees of gloss, using different light conditions. The tiles are oriented vertically, with vertical open joints continuing in one line on the surface of the roof. No repeating pattern is discernible in the façade surfaces with the variable curvature of the roof plane appearing smooth and less segmented.

Villa BW Schoorl NL

Villa BW in Schoorl, NL – Building Information

Architecture: Mecanoo –
Programme: Villa with living room, dining room, kitchen, lounge, master bedroom, bathroom, sauna, office, art room, totalling 308m2
Client Private
Design 2021
Realisation 2022

Villa BW Schoorl Holland

Photography: Ossip Architectuurfotografie

Villa BW, Schoorl, The Netherlands images/information received 240123

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