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Waalre, The Netherlands
Year of Completion
Marine West Coast Climate
Concrete Form and Interior Surface
Material and its Properties
Fundamental to the project was the decision to reflect the textural quality of the bark of the fir trees on the site in the primary building material. Titanium dioxide enhanced white reinforced concrete, which forms all exterior and interior vertical surfaces, is imprinted with the texture and silhouette of roughly sawn fir boards, in a module of 150mm. This module is continued in all exterior and interior joinery elements, which are crafted from similar fir board to those used as the concrete formwork.
Fundamental to the project was the decision to reflect the textural quality of the bark of the fir trees on the site in the primary building material. In this way, the new architecture takes advantage of key natural features, creating a specific and special exterior and interior relationship with the environment.
Russell Jones, "Villa Waalre" (2018). Building Case Studies. 346.