Villa Bakkum, a tripod with legs stretched out in the landscape
The villa in the wooded area of Bakkum resembles the shape of a tripod, whose legs immersed in the landscape each contain a different function: a living area, a dining area and a work area
Villa and landscape intertwine. Moke architecten designs a building in which from a central triangular hall three wings are projected into the landscape. Each wing of this Villa Bakkum, with its characteristic brick cladding has a different function
In each room you can experience the wooded landscape thanks to the large windows, which makes the woodland area visible from every room. Opening the large sliding doors at the back of the villa, the landscape becomes a link between the kitchen and the living room: a landscape room becomes an integral part of the house
The wings feature a low roof at either end, which rises toward the central living room, creating a gabled roof. The outer wall that faces the forest is made of Meranti wood, while a brick with a strong horizontal projection was used for the other facades. Thanks to the staggered bricks and to the irregular indentation created at the corners of the facade, the shadows created enable the building to constantly change "expression"