This home is a modern marvel set in a storybook-like forest. Villa 1, as it is called by Powerhouse Company, has one of the more unique set-ups I’ve seen. From the photo above it looks like a fairly simple construction, but wait until you see the layout and the garage.



Set in the woodlands of Holland, the program of Villa 1 is oriented optimal towards the views on the terrain and the sun. Half of the program is pushed below ground to meet local zoning regulations. This creates a clear dichotomy in the spatial experience of the house – a glass box ground floor where all mass is concentrated in furniture elements and a “medieval” basement, where the spaces are carved out of the mass.