The Villa Nefkins Provides a Versatile Outdoor Experience

By: Vasiliki Marapas - Sep 3, 2014
References: mecanoo.nl & contemporist
Mecanoo Architects designed the 'Villa Nefkens,' a regal residence located in Wageningen, The Netherlands. More specifically, the spectacular home is located where the border of the Veluwe and Gelderse Vallei intersects with the Rhine River. The family chose this site precisely for the magnificent river views, which are available in almost every room, most obviously the living and dining areas.

The project description notes that the terraces "elevate the house to just above grade," making it appear as though it is levitating. The house transitions from indoor to outdoor spaces gradually, and quietly, preferring an understated development.

Finally, the villa is surrounded by a canopy that frames the views, and allows the outdoor spaces to be enjoyed even as summer fades into fall.