Dutch practices House Encounters and Studio Vincent Structure have accomplished BD Home, an extension of a Fifties villa with a brick backyard pavilion supposed to create the sensation of “dwelling within the forest”.
When the brand new homeowners of the present rural villa discovered it to be structurally unsound, they tasked the 2 Amsterdam-based practices with sustaining its character whereas updating its interiors for contemporary dwelling.
Seeking to higher deal with the woodland that wraps the house’s rear backyard, the architects opened up the interiors and added a gently curving brick pavilion at its rear that contrasts the vernacular structure of the unique residence.
“The design of BD Home grew to become a layered transformation through which cultural heritage, sustainable transformation, and the wealthy pure qualities of the world confluence,” stated the architects.
“[The home] has not solely been enlarged however has additionally been made future-proof, contributing to the bigger transformation of the countryside through which the present housing inventory is changing into extra sustainable and tailored to calls for for up to date dwelling,” they continued.
On the bottom flooring, the kitchen, bogs and a secondary dwelling space occupy the present construction, with the inside up to date utilizing a up to date palette of wooden fittings, terrazzo flooring and tiled counters.
On the rear of the constructing, the primary bed room and dwelling space lengthen outwards into the brick extension, their flooring ranges made barely decrease so as to create a better relationship to the panorama with window seating areas.
Overlooking the backyard with absolutely glazed partitions fitted sliding doorways, the bed room and front room are sandwiched between a paved brick terrace and a thick, brick-clad roof, punctured by a gap that permits a tree to develop by.
Darkish brown recycled bricks and thick white mortar joints sit in stark distinction to the white-painted exterior of the present residence, with the extension supposed to progressively mix in with the backyard over time.
“The clear facade and its beneficiant sliding roots and indirect home windows proceed the spatial enfilade of the inside into the design of the backyard, anchoring the intense constructing within the undulating panorama of maritime pines,” stated the follow.
“Each the present villa and the extension are materialised in brick, but they distinction in dimension, color and remedy, revealing the layers of time within the undertaking.”
The primary flooring has been completely devoted to areas for the household’s kids, with two bogs, a playroom, bed room and visitor room contained inside the residence’s unique footprint overlooking the inexperienced roof of the extension.
Latest tasks by House Encounters embody a vibrant sequence of townhouse blocks for a residential growth in Utrecht, and an workplace constructing in Amersfoort raised on stilts above an current brick warehouse.
Images is by Lorenzo Zandri.