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The sculptural form of this extension adds a nice contrast to the minimal expression of the 1950’s main house. The shape of the extension and the position of its windows are carefully related to the interior functions. The skylight in the highest point provides extra daylight to flood the kitchen desk. The stretched window in the back facade provides a panoramic view into the garden.
The extension is built with sustainable materials and techniques. The prefab wooden walls are insulated with recycled paper scraps, which results in an insulation value that is twice as high as the current regulations prescribe. The cladding is made of wood which has been carbonized with fire on the front side. This carbon layer gives the extension a deep black glow and simultaneously acts as a protective layer for the wood, resulting in a completely maintenance-free facade.
All construction elements are prefabricated and constructed at site, resulting in a total building time of 8 weeks. After the basement and foundations were cast in concrete, the wooden extension got placed in one working day.
Architects: BYTR Architects
Project team: Tjerk van de Wetering, Richel Lubbers, Dominique Vermeulen
Location: Maarn, the Netherlands
Photography: Ossip van Duivenbode
Find photos of the construction process, as well as model photos, in the image gallery below.