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Outdoor Inspiration from Kettal: VDL PenthouseTuesday 30 April 2019
Outdoor Inspiration from Kettal: VDL Penthouse ⇒ Ever since its founding year, 1966, Kettal has continuously brought design innovation to the industry. Having worked in several collaborations with some of the biggest names in the design world such as – Patricia Urquiola, Rodolfo Dordoni, Jasper Morrison or Doshi Levien – when it comes to Kettal and its products, you can expect nothing less other than the very best. The VDL Penthouse project created by Dion and Richard Neutra is yet again, proof of that same time quality. If you were in need of some outdoor inspiration this article is for you! Follow CovetED below!
Kettal recently presented the Penthouse from Richard Neutra’s VDL Research House II – a building constructed in 1963 that is the embodiment of his architectural theories such as “biorealism” which denotes the relationship between architecture and health.
Kettal introduces the VDL Pavilion, which measures 12×4 m and conserves the building’s original interior layout, as well as a version with a completely transparent interior.
Under the supervision of Dion Neutra (Richard’s son), Kettal updated the construction methods and materials while always respecting the house’s original details.
The outdoor area isn’t the only highlight here as an automated smart home system has also been designed to control the lighting, air conditioning and heating inside the house.
The house is not only beautiful to look at, but it also offers a very effortless and seamless transition from the inside spaces to the outside ones.
In R Neutra’s words – “The box is opened fully by sliding doors so that the actual rooms of the house are the garden spaces. This house, in its free relation to the ground, the trees and the sea, is in constant proximity to the entirety of nature. It acts as a guide and a ‘shock absorber’, providing a well-needed relaxation space away from the complications of daily life.”
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