Designed over 50 years ago by 20th-century modernist icon Richard Neutra and his son, Dion, the VDL Penthouse pavilion has been replicated by Kettal. With updated materials and construction techniques, the Japanese-inspired VDL Penthouse is perfectly on-trend with today’s year-round outdoor living. y problems."
Predominantly horizontal lines, emphasized by the wooden strips running across the structure, protruding 500 mm at the ends. Without a defined center or axis, it extends as an aggregate of rooms of equal value, none of which is complete except in relation to the others. The space is flexible and transferable, without a fixed function. The use of the rooms varies over the course of the day and throughout the year."
The columns are set back 100 mm to give full prominence to the roof. In addition, the columns are understated and the roof is slightly oversized. In spite of its formal strength, to some extent, it seems as if the roof is floating lightly over the shell of the house. The characteristic chimney on the roof has been maintained, which houses the light sensors, air-conditioning unit, and a small weather station.
The technology used by the architect in this project is still quite astonishing even today, evidenced by the complex electrical installation, the special lighting systems, the telephone installation, the projectors, the electric stoves, the radio, the signage system, and the temperature control device. This whole technological deployment has been updated with the development of a specific smart system to control everything in the house: air-conditioning, central heating, lighting, etc. The trellis structure continues beyond the roof to create an open space that can be used for different activities, while at the same time, accentuating the horizontal nature of the building.
This product has a delivery estimate of 10-12 weeks.