UArchitects renovate and enlarge an existing house in the Netherlands
The front of the existing house, situated at the street, has been left intact in order to maintain its historical character. The private house was built up by small rooms with limited daylight and there was no view from the living room into the long extended back-garden.
The restrictions have been reviewed and another kind of spatiality and tactility has been introduced. The extension creates direct connections and a new experience between the existing entrance and the back-garden.
The spatiality has been thought out from the inside and it connects the existing house and the extension. The materialization and the play of colors have been organized in such a way that this continuity is perceptible in the interior by means of different sight lines, openings, connections as well as the treatment of the surfaces. The stairs and the built-in cupboards are made of the same material as the connecting stairs on the border of the existing house and the new extension.