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Eco-chic Villa BH, Netherlands

Designed by Rotterdam-based Whim Architecture, Villa BH is a contemporary home located in Burgh-Haamstede, the Netherlands and was completed in 2010.

Villa BH is a modern and environment-friendly house with a remarkable experience of space, light and the natural context.

The contemporary villa is positioned on a rectangular plot that is enclosed at three sides with similar plots and freestanding houses. On the back of the plot there is an old embankment with several tall trees, protected by local regulations.

The contemporary property is inhabited by a couple 60+ of age. To optimise the accessibility of the house all the program is situated on the ground floor level around a patio. This enclosed outdoor space provides the owners of the house the privacy they admired. As at the same time the patio makes the living area an enlightened space and gives it a facade to the south.

The villa is designed as environmental friendly with extra insulated facades. This thick insulation covers a timber construction, that suits the thickness of the package. The roof is also extra insulated and covered with sedum, this also regulates the distribution of the rainwater more gently.

On the flat roof there are 20 solar panels to generate electricity. A heat pump warms the interiors in the winter and cools them in the summer with natural temperature differences retrieved deep in the ground.  For extra heating there are 2 fireplaces for wood, one in the living-room and one in the TV-room. Images courtesy of Whim Architecture.

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Assif is a luxury travel and design aficionado currently working as a BBC content producer. He holds an MA in journalism from the University of Leeds. He is partial to tea and cake - Yorkshire Tea Gold Blend please. His favourite trips include island hopping in the Seychelles, a mountain escape in Kashmir and getting lost in Hong Kong.

Assif is the current editor of Adelto Magazine. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @journolista.

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January 18, 2012 | Property | View comments

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