House, Villa, Palace, Dream?

A unique villa in Netherlands: Villa Kogelhof. A magnificent building designed by providing energy efficiency during whole seasons in the year Paul de Ruiter Architects. Half of the house is above the ground in a glazed box, the other half is buried underneath a pool.


The owners of the house planted 71.000 trees on the site which is located in a habitat of plants and animals.

The villa is self-sufficient; it generates its own energy, heats its own water and recycles the garbage.

The main living area, kitchen, three bedrooms, bathrooms and a multifunctional space are housed in the elongated volume above ground while a huge garage, as well as storage, a bathroom and an office are underground.

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Photography is by Jeroen Musch

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