Villa Kogelhof by Paul de Ruiter Architects is Dramatically Divided

By: Meghan Young - Jun 10, 2015
References: paulderuiter.nl & uncrate
It might not be anything new having part of a house aboveground and the other half underground -- but the Villa Kogelhof takes this notion to the next level. Dramatically divided, the portion above ground is actually raised on stilts while the other portion underground ends up feeling like more of a luxury bunker than a basement.

Designed by Paul de Ruiter Architects, the Villa Kogelhof is located on a protected habitat, hence the need for such a unique solution. Uncrate reports, "The subterranean level houses the entrance, garage, storage, and a workspace overlooking the pond. Upstairs, you'll find the living quarters, including the bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom, and patio, set on an open floor plan with a glass facade." Overall, the Villa Kogelhof has a futuristic aesthetic that stands out agains the landscape.