Villa Rotonda / Bedaux de Brouwer Architecten

Villa Rotonda / Bedaux de Brouwer Architecten

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  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Bedaux de Brouwer Architecten
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
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  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Reynaers Aluminium
  • Architect in Charge

    Pieter Bedaux, Thomas Bedaux
  • Design Team

    Koen de Witte, Kees Paulussen, Rien Lagerwerf, Cees de Rooy
  • Unit

  • Landscape Architect

    Puur Groenprojecten, Liempde
  • Construction

    H4D raadgevend Ingenieurs, Dongen
  • Installations

    Eklips Advies, Schijndel
  • Interior Design

    Babs Appels Interieur
  • Contractor

    Houtepen Aannemersbedrijf, Goirle
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Text description provided by the architects. In Villa Rotonda, completed July 2010, the archetypical “house with saddle roof” has been abstracted to its vernacular essentials. The design of this house in Goirle is a collaboration of architects Pieter and Thomas Bedaux of Bedaux De Brouwer Architects. In the design they quietly continue the legacy of their grandfather Jos. Bedaux who started the firm in 1937. Yet, the building also showcases the minimalist modernist twist which they are better known for these days.

© Michel Kievits
© Michel Kievits

The house is situated near a busy round-about with lots of noisy traffic. Measures had to be taken to guarantee a comfortable and quiet living space. This basic constraint became the leitmotiv for a building with two opposite characters; a closed-off protective side and an open inviting transparent side.

Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan

The protective side is apparent when looking at the house from the round-about. The street façade is entirely closed with the exception of a single window. However, this doesn’t prelude a dark interior. Right behind the façade a patio with a water basin cleverly allows light to enter whilst pushing the living area’s even further back; away from the busy street.

© Michel Kievits
© Michel Kievits

A long wall wraps around the perimeter of the lot. This wall ensures privacy and encloses the spacious garden. It makes it possible for the residents to enjoy light, air and the outside. Here, the inviting open side reveals itself. The garden façade is rendered completely transparent, displaying a collage of lively spaces. Glass extends from ground level up to halfway the second level. A recess in the first floor makes it possible to experience the full height. The result of these spatial inventions is that the garden is pulled inside even more.

© Michel Kievits
© Michel Kievits

The house is clad in a medium gray brick with dark gray slate roof tiles. A material pallet typical of the Bedaux repertoire.  The characteristic front façade chimneys also remind of earlier designs by previous generations.


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Cite: "Villa Rotonda / Bedaux de Brouwer Architecten" 24 Aug 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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