When the Netherlands at the end of the last century entered a free housing market the house prices boomed and properties once seen as uninteresting attract new interest. This is also the case in the house that VMX Architects deigned as B-house.Bought only for its location, the new owners wanted to demolish and rebuild the house in a totally new style but unhappy with the sheer waste of the existing building, commissioned VMX to renovate the house.
The existing conservatory on the north side has been replaced and extended to surround the whole ground floor. The existing interior spaces are accessed and overlap each other via this newly formed circuit. The external facade of the existing house is now encased by a new floor to ceiling structural glazed facade with sheets of glass in sizes from 6 to 3 meters. The result is a dissolving of the boundaries between inside and outside. The reduction of the number of rooms and extra functions intensify the basic rituals of dwelling.
|Costs||0.5 million Euro|