Villa Schoorl

Villa Schoorl

Architect
Studio Prototype
Location
Schoorl, Netherlands
Project Year
2015
Category
Private Houses
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Studio Prototype

Alumet
Jeroen Musch
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ManufacturersAlumet
SupplierDunia coatings
SupplierElshof Metaaldak
SupplierMetaglas
SupplierSoons interieurbouw

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Villa Schoorl

Studio Prototype as Architects

In the middle of a one of the most beautiful dune landscapes in the Netherlands the small town of Schoorl is situated. It is surrounded by an almost surreal landscape, serene nature and magnificent views and vistas. A typical authentic Dutch landscape, of which only a few are left. At the end of one of the many lanes with high trees, a dark silhouette has risen. A family farm, which is a modern interpretation of a typical black barn common in the region.


The required programis translated into a clear programmatic grid, which is also used as a starting-point to arrange the spatial concept. The grid is modified compared to the former grid and spatially translated into several opened and functional objects. Depending on the different functions the objects were designed in a more open or closed manner. The volumes were then modified to form a succession of open, closed, light and dark spaces. Inside the volumes intimate spaces such as the library, music room, studio, bedrooms and bathrooms exist.


In between these volumes, a central, open living area connects to the veranda where the exterior flows into the interior, a moment to enjoy to the surrounding landscape. The objects within play a game with the outer surface of the house and volumes pierce through the main mass. This results into an impressive interaction of volume and structure forming a sculptural entity.


The outer shell is materialized with black metal, a combination of anodized aluminium for side facades and roof, and a solid, one piece, rolled steel plate for the front façade. The flames that characterises rolled steel have a certain natural beauty, relating to its natural surrounding.


A high level of detailing characterizes the villa. Studio PROTOTYPE achieved this refinement by partly taking over the role of the contractors and subcontractors with, for instance,initiating the development of a transparent coating to preserve the characteristic natural marking of rolled steel and prevent oxidation in the harsh salty sea climate.


The interior volumes are again materialized with rolled steel, in contrast to surrounding spaces where light maple wood is used. The floor of sand coloured concrete has a direct relation to the dunes outside. Furniture elements have been designed in coherence with the rest of the building. This results in a spatial puzzle and timeless atmospheres where the building and interior seamlessly merge.


Can you explain what you mean by 'living farm'? A family farm, which is a modern interpretation of a typical black barn common in the region


Can you explain how this project is different to a standard Dutch home? The question might be related to some misunderstanding in the translation: It is not exactly a standard Dutch home, yet the typology of a common black barn in the region of Alkmaar is used.


Who is the client and what was the brief for the project? The client wishes to remainunknown, the brief was very simple, creating their dream house.


What are the different functions of the spaces? ‘’Inside the volumes intimate spaces such as the library, music room, studio, bedrooms and bathrooms exist.’


In between these volumes, a central, open living area connects to the veranda where the exterior flows into the interior, a moment to enjoy to the surrounding landscape.’’


What materials are used and why were they chosen? The outer shell is materialized with black metal, a combination of anodized aluminium for side facades and roof, and a solid, one piece, rolled steel plate for the front façade. The flames that characterises rolled steel have a certain natural beauty, relating to its natural surrounding.


A high level of detailing characterizes the villa. Studio PROTOTYPE achieved this refinement by partly taking over the role of the contractors and subcontractors with, for instance, initiating the development of a transparent coating to preserve the characteristic natural marking of rolled steel and prevent oxidation in the harsh salty sea climate. extra info: The natural drawing (flames) of rolled steel is usually covered with paint or non-transparent coatings, thereby covering up the natural beauty of the material. This was the reason to develop a new, transparent coating.


‘’The interior volumes are again materialized with rolled steel, in contrast to surrounding spaces where light maple wood is used. ‘’ extra info: The client is a professional photographer, who values contrast within materials.


‘’The floor of sand coloured concrete has a direct relation to the dunes outside.’’


How do the different elements of the puzzle slot together? Through theircohesion in material and detail, spatially the succession of open, closed, light and dark spaces.


Villa Schoorl

Alumet as Manufacturers

Schoorl is located at the foot of one of the most beautiful dune areas of the country, a surreal dune landscape of peace, views & nature. A dark silhouettte arose amid this landscape, a modern interpretation of a barn as a farmhouse. The volumes play a game on the outside with the envelope of the main mass, this gives an impressive sculptural image. The materialisation principle on the outside is based on an anthracite metal finish, a combination of a profiled anodised aluminium facade and roof panel and a front facade with a solid steel skin.

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