Eight freestanding patio villas were built on Groenplaats Bosrijk, a former defence department site in Meerhoven. The dwellings, which are closely framed by new and existing trees, are arranged as discrete, rotated volumes in the landscape and are accessed via a looping forest road offering diagonal perspectives between the trees and buildings. Together the woodland villas define a shared green domain. Instead of private gardens, each villa is organized around a central patio which provides access to the terraces above. The rooms around the patio describe a cruciform plan. Generous floor-to-ceiling window openings turn towards their surroundings, allowing internal perspectives from inside to inside via the outside.
Dirk Roosenburgprijs 2015