| By Maria Pires

Villa X

Transparency and privacy

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Based on the customers’ intention, to enjoy an open and at the same time modest home, Barcode Architects designed a house that perfectly blends with the garden, while also guaranteeing privacy. The composition of this property, known as Villa X, located in Brabant, in the Netherlands, is geometrically minimalist, focusing on simplicity, on the quality of materials and on contemporary appearance. To ensure optimal sun exposure and to maximise the size of the garden, the house is designed as a single elongated box. Viewed from the outside, the “full-empty” composition can be observed. A long transparent façade defines the open space (“empty”) and two concrete blocks at both ends mark the “full” spaces: the private areas. The fully glazed facade opens the living room towards the outside, enabling constant views over the garden. Inside, the private areas have a cosy feel with environments boasting their own identities.

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