Sun-Flooded Sustainable Dream Home in the Netherlands: Villa 4.0
Surrounded by an exceptional landscape, Villa 4.0 seems to be the modern equivalent of a dream home. Each and every detail constructs an amazing single family residence that was transformed from a 1967 bungalow that was renovated once before, in 1972. Re-designed by Amsterdam-based studio Dick van Gameren Architecten, the Netherlands villa expresses a transitional charm from a 1967 bungalow architecture to a contemporary villa inhabited by a young family. Sustainability is the word that best characterizes the design and daily use of the house. The architects kept most of the old building intact and constructed a low maintenance residence: “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.” Both the renovated and the new walls were insulated and the old wood window frames have been replaced with new aluminum – framed insulated glass walls. Skylights and retractable windows further illuminate the interiors and compose a fascinating atmosphere once accompanied by the vividly colored furniture. Exceptional dream home, isn’t it?