“Home is where the art is” is the theme of this spectacular residence in Vroondaal, near The Hague, The Netherlands, which captures the character of Dali, Jugendstil forms, Spanish facades and nautical life all in one villa. The Villa Dali, designed by 123DV Architecture was designed with the clients wises of a very personal house which would reflect their passions. They are nautical minded and have a love of art, sculptures and especially the work of Salvador Dali. During the initial design discussions, the architects were shown pictures of ancient Spanish architecture. They were fascinated by the closed white stucco facades and metal fences in Jugendstil design.
The challenge was to combine in one villa the beautiful Jugendstil forms, the closed facades, the treasures of the diving world and the unique works of the artist DalÃi. For the design of the 4,628 square foot (430 square meters) house, the architects made use of the Paranoiac-critical method by Salvador Dali (creating optical illusions). The result is a cylindrical white stucco main building with a nautilus spiral structure inside; representing the world of diving. The closed facade facing the street represents the so called Spanish architecture with a blown up ‘Jugendstil’ pattern in the six meter wooden panel as the entrance. In the center of the house there is a double story cylindrical space. The furniture has also been custom designed. Traces of Dali’s fluid watch art can be found in their design.
Visit the website of 123DV Architecture here.
Photos: Christiaan de Bruijne
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