|exploring the area needed to sleep|
In re-thinking and re-writing procces of Villa Bollen Story, Bollen family decided to be more related with nature. Therefore, such as all the action areas, sleeping area should also be renovated according to the demands. For this pupose, in the first step,I examined the area to sleep, wake up, and other related activities.
Remembering that Bollen family’s first concern was “being with nature”, started think about how it is possible to be with nature in a country like Netherlands. The weather conditions were really hard and also there were some floods very often. Because of being under the sea level, the area of the house was in danger of flood. To avoid the floods, I proposed a construction elevated up from the ground level. This idea connected with the idea of being in nature and I decided to locate a glass surface on the floor. By this way, when the habitant wakes up, one of the first things that he see will be the soil; source of every thing; the most natural thing in the world.
The other important thing was natural light that the room gets in every day/night. Sun and moon have different positions during the year. To get the maximum heat and light in, I proposed a curved laminated glass window with maximum area. The another notion of curved window is to have the moon light directly on person while laying on the bed. This is the way that I came up with for the purpose of “being with nature” during 24 hours a day. In the day, room has daylight and in the night it has moon light with also vision of shining stars..