Renovation and expansion of a house from the early 20th century in Rotterdam. A large extension at the back side connects three levels that seemed incompatible in the original home. The elevated living room at the front of the house is connected with the extension at garden level in which the spacious kitchen is located. From the kitchen a second staircase leads to the former cellar which now serves as a TV room. The transformation resulted in a doubling of the living space and a four-meter-high, sun-lit garden room as the common heart.
architect and projectmanagement P·A
"It is a rewarding task to completely disrupt a house and, in the meantime, not lose sight of the character and authentic details. I like optimizing and making future plans so that a house can grow with its residents over time. This kind of project requires a great deal of precision and craftsmanship, the balance between old and new gets disturbed quickly. It remains exciting and inspiring to actually realize such a design. If your client tells, during his housewarming, with verve about the design decisions made, a project in my eyes has succeeded, then you know that we have we were successful in creating a 'Gesamtkunstwerk'."
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Maasbouw BV, Ridderkerk
Mijke Rood architect
Constructie adviesbureau Booms
architect, interior architect & construction management
Ossip van Duivenbode