Brick extension opens rural Dutch residence out in the direction of a forested backyard
Dutch practices Area Encounters and Studio Vincent Structure have accomplished BD Home, an extension of a Nineteen Fifties villa with a brick backyard pavilion meant 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 tackle 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,” mentioned 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 turning 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 principle bed room and dwelling space prolong outwards into the brick extension, their flooring ranges made barely decrease as a way to create a more in-depth relationship to the panorama with window seating areas.
Overlooking the backyard with totally glazed partitions fitted sliding doorways, the bed room and lounge are sandwiched between a paved brick terrace and a thick, brick-clad roof, punctured by a gap that enables a tree to develop by means of.
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 meant to steadily 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 brilliant constructing within the undulating panorama of maritime pines,” mentioned the follow.
“Each the present villa and the extension are materialised in brick, but they distinction in measurement, color and therapy, revealing the layers of time within the mission.”
The primary flooring has been totally 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 initiatives by Area Encounters embrace a vibrant collection of townhouse blocks for a residential improvement in Utrecht, and an workplace constructing in Amersfoort raised on stilts above an current brick warehouse.
Pictures is by Lorenzo Zandri.