Project: Villa Myrtille
Interior design: Ohra Studio
Architect: Zlata Rybchenko
Execution Architect: Eric Staner
Stability Engineer BST: Bureau d’Etude
Special Technical Engineer: Walking Engineering
Location: Ukkel, Brussel, Belgium
Area: 300 m2
Photo Credits: Alexandre Van Battel
Prepare to be captivated by this extraordinary family villa, meticulously designed to embrace and celebrate the beauty of its lush natural surroundings. From the impressive north facade to the thoughtfully arranged living spaces, every aspect of this villa has been carefully crafted to provide an elevated living experience.
The Villa Myrtille is a beautiful example of a functional design. The simple lines and unadorned surfaces give it a clean, modern look that is perfect for the luxury neighborhood it is located in. The north facade of the villa faces the street, and the backyard gets full sun all year. The villa is well-suited for entertaining, with a large living room and plenty of outdoor space. The open floor plan and a neutral palette create an airy and inviting atmosphere. This is a perfect home for those who value style and function.
The project is composed of a building of 4 apartments and a villa that are all located in the same complex. The exterior design has the idea of disappearing into the nature that surrounds it. The building of the villa is formed in a way that it remains closed from the street facade and totally opened from the backyard side. The large north facade becomes completely blind and shows only a sculptural entry inviting to the interior of the house. The whole villa opens towards an interior terrace that becomes the center of the private life of the house.
The internal spaces are in permanent communication between them by inner glazed windows and by a ‘central avenue’. All living spaces are designed on one level, except the master suite, which is protected from outside looks and has an interior patio on the first floor.
“An internal “central avenue” unifies the different spaces of the villa, ensuring a seamless flow throughout. This unique feature connects each area in a cohesive manner, enhancing the villa’s sense of unity and providing a delightful journey of discovery within its walls. The central avenue adds to the allure of the villa, transforming it into a box of secrets waiting to be explored.” says Zlata Rybchenko
The architect’s main idea was to create interior spaces that communicate with each other while also providing privacy to the master bedroom area. To achieve this, the architect searched for beautiful interior volumes that would provide functional benefits while also creating a play of light. This interplay of light and volume helped to create a feeling of openness and communication between the different areas of the home while also providing the necessary privacy for the bedroom. The result is a home that is both beautiful and functional, meeting the needs of both the homeowners and the architect.
The Villa Myrtille is a true masterpiece, skillfully blending nature and architecture into a cohesive whole. Its protective street facade creates an air of intrigue and mystery, while the enchanting entryway beckons visitors into a world of tranquility. With its terrace vibes and intelligently arranged living spaces, the villa offers the perfect sanctuary for a private and serene lifestyle.