Paul de Ruiter Architects have designed the award-winning Villa Kogelhof. Luxury is translated into the happiness of independence.
In 2006, the current owner purchased the terrain in Noord-Beveland. Building a house on the terrain was only permitted on the condition that something would be returned to the environment. 71.000 trees have been planted so that, later, the villa will be surrounded by forests. Additionally, an enormous rectangular pond has been dug out.
Villa Kogelhof has a spectacular appearance, consisting of two square stacked volumes: one mostly underground, the other floating above ground – an uncompromising glass box, supported by a steel V-frame.
Translating luxury into the happiness of independence: generating its own energy, heating its own water, recycling waste. By using clever heating solutions and firing wood from the surrounding forest, the villa is energy neutral. A windmill has also been planned.
Villa Kogelhof has been awarded and nominated multiple times for the 2014 BNA Beste Gebouw van het Jaar (Best Building of the Year) award.