* Residential Architecture: House DS by GRAUX & BAEYENS architecten
Posted by the editors on Sunday, 17 June 2012
Residential Architecture: House DS by GRAUX & BAEYENS architecten: “..the architects chose to conserve the archetype of the farmlike house and add an extension that strived for a dissonance, a confrontation, aimed at sharpening both entities and achieve a symbiosis between old and new.. Four volumes are placed against the existing volume as large canvases, to capture light and form a new rear. A fifth, separate volume contains the pool house..These two interventions, the extension and the pool house, thus define the large garden area, connected by the terraces and the pool..The other parts of the shell remain untouched and preserve the sight of a individually readable volume. Inside, however, a fusion of old and new is created: The new space formed by the canvases connects through a continuous wall cupboard to the existing L-shaped living room and opens as a trampled fan into the light..A long cupboard is placed diagonally and separates the living room from the utility parts (entrance, storage room, bathroom, playroom) and integrates functions like fireplace, library, kitchen, … Using highly specific constructive interventions the existing house was opened upand was linked to the new rear. This results in an open living space where the garden with its evolving seasons plays a central role..” Extensive glazing, natural light; dramatic contemporary addition / extension to existing structure with a thoughtful, and determined, interior integration..stark color choices highlight attractive clear-finish wood flooring..indoor/outdoor sensibility..
See our posts on two other homes by GRAUX & BAEYENS architecten:
- Residential Architecture: House D-Z by GRAUX & BAEYENS Architecten
- Residential Architecture: KCV House by Graux & Baeyens Architecten
image: © Philippe Brysse; article: “House DS / GRAUX & BAEYENS architecten” 02 Jan 2012. ArchDaily. <http://www.archdaily.com/195261>