The project concerns a 300m2 new villa in ‘The Green Border’ – a large lot in a nature reserve in Veenendaal. The villa has two storeys and consists architecturally of three parts: a closed head, a transparent heart and a closed tail. The special shape of the roof covers these three parts and is characterized by the curved top line.
The focus in the transparent heart is on the support structure consisting of laminated oak trusses. The bridge connecting the head with the tail is suspended from these same trusses. The challenge that the roof creates because of its unique shape is that each truss has different dimensions and needs to be closed with flexible plating. Both trusses and roof plating ensure stability by membrane action. Large glass facades are places between the columns placed at 1m spacing, to achieve the desired transparency. Closest walls within the villa consist out of structural sand-lime bricks and floors are concrete