This time I’m going to tell you about a small building… well, not sure if building is the right word for this sweet, tiny home extension. However, let’s see – it has doors, windows, a full-scale double-pitched roof, and oozing with English charm.. So yes: it IS a building!
The Flinthouse is an annex of a private house, situated in Wiltshire, England. The private house is, however, a bit tricky: it is a self-contained wing of the 18th century manor house! So, the task of designing an extension for such an object was not an easy one. All the more so, as the client wanted the kitchen (!) to be located in the new addition. Continue reading →
The typical Victorian terraced houses in England were built in brick with slate roofs, stone details and modest decoration. Generally built in terraces or as detached houses, this characteristic type of historic architecture was so remarkable and efficient that it influenced the design of the entire British Empire from London to Australia!
A sense of historical permanence is always attached to an ancient material like brick…Even more so when an extensive remodeling of a two century old brick house is in need to be done! That’s Old Bearhurst. A converted nineteenth century farm building once used for drying hops is now enriched by a wooden extension to accommodate a client’s growing family. Continue reading →
When the light strikes over the deepest darkness… Guidance and clearness stand as the most precious values of light even in the architectonic phenomenon! The Orangery testifies such a noble act of liberation. A south London house was “exorcized” from a darken condition that once had turned it into a heavy gloomy place to live.
An enclosed garden for a living room, framing an ancient walnut tree as a beautiful picture in order to be appreciated from the sofa – Isn’t this an inspirational place to live?
In Graz, Austria a small extension turned a suburban house into a much brighter home. Villa SK benefits now from the attachment of a new glass box addition that serves as an exquisite living room. Continue reading →
Sometimes the human body needs artificial extensions to solve certain disabilities. This operation requires a delicate surgery in order to obtain the most compatible relation between the body and the new addition.
The project that I’m about to introduce you to is a testimony of transforming a problem into the starting point of an ingenious solution. In Paris, France, a small house with an area of 60 sq. m. (distributed on two levels) is situated in a backyard site with an exceptionally narrow area.
Enclosed and wet because of the existence of an underground aqueduct, the building is covered in darkness as the nearby buildings and a 20 meters high wall cover any possibility of natural light. So the challenge was to bring this house from darkness to light. Continue reading →
Architecture based in a more positive ecological footprint is such a fine goal to be achieved! In Northcote, Australia, a small extension of a heritage house shows us how to promote a sustainable lifestyle in a very special way. The entire construction is made to spear waste of energy and material…a true Mother Nature ally. Continue reading →
Staring at an ideal scenario while having lunch or even when reading a book… On the Swedish countryside there´s a red house that simply turns the landscape into a remarkable experience! The Sprojs House works as an extension of a traditional Swedish house. This annex has only 30 square meters of area distributed in a single ground floor plan. Continue reading →
An extension house is waiting to be discovered within the countryside of Brecht, Belgium. A small black building with only 26 square meters floats between tall pine trees… A natural green scenery reveals an unusual shape! A floating volume built with trapezoidal wooden structures transformed a traditional holiday cabin into a contemporary home. Continue reading →