1 March 2011
Villa Rotterdam _ Ooze Architects
Living in a structure
This detached Rotterdam house had been extended several times in recent decades. Architects translated the owners' desire to recycle the 'soul' of the house by transforming it in an unusual way. It now consisted of two perpendicular building volumes with a pitched roof, a lower semicircle building in between connecting the two parts, and several extensions on the other side in the andle of the hook-shaped house. The owners wanted to reform these incoherent parts into a logical and comprehensive whole. The pre-defined maximum envelope formed the guideline for a new skin that wraps around the old house and shapes new spaces for inhabitation. The layout has been totally reorganized around a central void.
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