A floating steel staircase, voids, split-levels, a loggia with a floor-high folding window, a glass floor, walls and ceilings covered with oak wooden parts ... this radical transformation in The Hague has all the ingredients that make our architecture-loving heart beat faster!
When the Italian-Canadian couple Laura and Matteo first came to us they were facing a dilemma: either staying in their house and make it fit their needs, or moving to a similar though more practical house.
Our design showed the potential of their house and at the same time they had the opportunity to buy the apartment next to theirs. The possibility to add more space to the upper levels of the house made them confident they could stay in this house and make it fit their needs. Laura, Matteo and their children have just moved into their transformed family house and can not imagine ever wanting to live somewhere else!
whenever the huge sliding doors are opened, dining room and garden become one
Laura and Matteo
Westerbaenstraat, The Hague, The Netherlands
Rog’s Onderhoud, The Hague (main contractor) / Volders B.V., Bavel (staircase) / Daggenvoorde Interieur (kitchen)
Constructie adviesbureau Booms, Delft / Bureau Broersma, The Hague (structural engineers)
architect, interior architect, landscape architect, project management & construction management