Quite often, P·A will be commissioned for a single piece of work and then return for more when trust and ambitions grow. This was the case in P·A's renovation of a nineteenth century mansion on Rotterdam's stately Hoflaan Street.
Working in close consultation with the client, for the first commission in 2013, PA replaced a poorly-constructed rooftop second floor level with a full, pitched roof form. Utilising the full height of the roof, it now houses a renovated master bedroom, ensuite and sitting room. Spaciously reorganized, its quiet color palette results in a tranquil space for retreat.
In the second commission, P·A designed a ground floor extension with full height windows, expanding interior space and facilitating a clear interior-exterior connection between all living spaces and the garden. Sight lines extend from the street-side facade through to the rear. Accessed via a six-step interior tribune with occupiable lounge space, the extension has a large semi-separated groundfloor kitchen and dining space. This opens to the garden which P·A redesigned in 2016, along with interior styling, making outdoor entertaining easy and elegant. The kitchen's full height partition opens to the dining space to facilitate social connection, while also providing ample storage. With a spacious ground floor level and second floor penthouse, the interior restyling and garden design draw together a complete spatial and visual experience.
"When I see the new ground floor in combination with the garden it almost feels like we moved. It doesn’t feel like an addition but rather a complete metamorphosis. Fantastic!"
Bart and Emöke
Hoflaan, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Aannemingsbedrijf Middelwateringbouw B.V., Nieuwerkerk aan den IJssel
IMd Raadgevende Ingenieurs
architect, interior architect & building management
Ossip van Duivenbode