Villa Stardust: A Mediterranean Look and Feel with An Extra Outdoor Chamber

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The main program of this project is creating an awesome interior for an existing dwelling located in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Designed by MVRDV and Fokke Moerel, Villa Stardust has interior living spaces inspired by a Moroccan riad. There is also a central patio used as an extra outdoor chamber while the Mediterranean look and feel come from the used materials and color palette.


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It is a highly sustainable project that following circular economy principles and using the insertion of a vibrant central garden patio as a key strategy. The interior living spaces of this villa are oriented around the central patio, drawing inspiration from the Moroccan riad: a traditional dwelling form oriented around a central courtyard.

The central garden of this villa is an outdoor living room. This room opens to the stairs and enclosed by the building. The building can breathe thanks to the 230m2 garden, ensuring all interior living spaces have ventilation and get natural light.

The sufficient floor space of this villa can provide a clear interior-exterior connection, house a family of five, and also accommodate the small medical practice of the client.



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Interior living spaces of this villa are oriented around the garden, facilitating a strong visual connection between different spaces and also a ‘chill-out’ space for the client’s teenagers. This garden becomes the villa’s most colorful part.

Blue-glazed stones for the patio’s pond feature, terracotta tiles, and Oregon Pine windows draw natural light in and serve as an awesome visual attraction. As a retrofit building, this villa incorporates additional recycled materials in the floor cover of the patio like re-purposed terracotta tiles.



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The color and Moroccan embellishments are focal points within the otherwise quiet palette of the interior just like the colorful resplendence functions of the patio that used as a visual focal point.

Moroccan tiles can be found on the bathroom floors, giving a rich visual texture to the tranquil interior backdrop of the villa. The interior design of this villa can create a consistent harmony inside the home, between the natural environment and the home as well.


Villa Stardust Gallery


Photography: MVRDV

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