Dutch agency Mecanoo has simply unveiled Villa on the Lake — a surprising instance of latest house design that sits in excellent concord with its pure environment. Tucked towards a lake close to the U.Ok. metropolis of Lechlade, the cube-like house options facades of floor-to-ceiling glass panels and an enormous rooftop terrace that gives optimum views over the water.
At simply over 6,000 sq. ft spanning three flooring, the Villa on the Lake is a mammoth of a house. Regardless of its giant measurement and predominantly glass facade, nevertheless, the daring design creates a powerful concord with its all-natural forest and lake environment. The doorway is related to an extended bridge that winds by the lake’s fringe of thick forest. Curving the bridge allowed the architects to keep away from felling bushes, leaving the panorama in its pure state.
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In keeping with the architects, the house was designed from the within out, so the owners may take pleasure in unobstructed views from wherever within the house whereas nonetheless sustaining a way of privateness. Glass panels make up the entrance and aspect facades, giving off the looks that the house is floating on the water.
Inside, white partitions and sparse furnishings, together with an abundance of pure mild, brighten the area. The principle residing space is on the second flooring whereas the bedrooms and personal areas are on the highest flooring. A big staircase joins the three tales, certainly one of which is definitely underwater. The sunken basement homes a cinema, recreation space, bar and wellness spa.
After all, for really having fun with the beautiful panoramic views, the house boasts two open-air terraces. The rooftop terrace is greater than 800 sq. ft, and the second deck, which leads out from the residing area, wraps across the house’s quantity, hovering simply over the water.
By way of Archdaily
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