Villa Welpeloo

Year
2009

Client
Enschede

Client
Private

A residential house in the Roombeek district of Enschede. Villa Welpeloo is a house for a couple who wishes to show and preserve a collection of paintings and graphic work of young contemporary artists. Superuse strived for the greatest possible use of recycled materials. Scouts investigated the possibilities and availability of different materials from the neighbourhood of the location. The found materials result in new forms and new ways of construction.

In order to show the paintings properly the colours and materials of the interior are quite restrained. In addition, all wiring and piping for installations are incorporated into the walls. A goods lift is an invisible part of the studio; the construction lift that was used to make the steel support structure. The works of art are illuminated by eye-catching light fittings made from the ribs of used umbrellas. These were specially designed for this villa by studio En-Fer.

The basis of the interior is a space for exhibiting works of art.

The load-bearing structure is made of steel girders from a paternoster, formerly used in the textile industry, an industry that was very important to the region. One of these machines was enough for us to build the entire villa with. The facades are made of wood from redundant cable reels from the Twente cable factory.

First circular house. With ~90% CO2 reduction on construction and facade.

Locations

Superuse Rotterdam
Maasboulevard 100 (BlueCity)
3063NS Rotterdam

+3110 4664 444
info@superuse-studios.com

Superuse Amsterdam
Korte Papaverweg 2c
(De Ceuvel)
1032KB Amsterdam

Superuse China
No.1 North, 3818 Warehouse
798 Art District, Beijing

+86 1324 1111 711
info@superuse-studios.cn


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Superuse Amsterdam
Korte Papaverweg 2c
(De Ceuvel)
1032KB Amsterdam