In harmony with the landscape
The house backs onto the Utrechtse Heuvelrug (Utrecht Hill Ridge), a long and ancient ridge of low hills that runs the length of the region, while its southern facade overlooks the floodplains of the Rhine. This opportune position gives the house’s sedum roof the appearance of a fifth facade when viewed from vantage points on the hills. The green roof and the vegetation-clad eastern and western facades also help to give the impression that the three volumes that make up the house somehow emerged from the landscape. The volumes themselves are offset in relation to one another, which further embeds the composition in the terrace-like structure of the 10-metre high hill that overlooks it.