for "Du Magazine"
Architect: Dick van Gameren Architecten
Location: Hilversum / Netherlands
Execution Year: 2011
Dutch architect Dick van Gameren has converted a family house outside Hilversum in the Netherlands by punching three faceted skylights through the roof and driving a corridor through the middle. The project has been named Villa 4.0 since this is the fourth major rebuilding of the single-storey house, which was built in the sixties and which has a plan based on hexagons. Sustainability is a concept that has been crucial in informing all components of the design, construction and daily use of this house. Key points of departure were maximum reuse of built elements and materials already on site and the use of sturdy and proven techniques to achieve the lowest possible energy consumption.