This private villa is located in a flat polder landscape punctuated only by the verticality of large tall trees. The wide plot is differentiated by a sequence of gardens; field, meadow, orchard and hedgerow. In the small meadow beyond the trees, an existing barn unfolds into a new house. The villa is a continuous volume meandering through the forest. Its roof is designed by ‘unrolling’ the barn’s shape over the new volume of the house, bringing more intimacy to the inner garden.