[b]Designed based on the views, the constraints and complying all the points of the brief, the proposed scheme presents a house that makes the most of the hidden opportunities.[/b]
[b][u]It is designed for the present but made for the future.[/u][/b]
Analysing the house to main considerations came to our attention:
- The listed brief could have had easily allocated in the existing building.
- The building looked out of proportion from the road and from the garden.
Rather than extend the house (which can be an expensive operation), we decided to take out the dispensable elements, cutting the top portion of the walls and inserting contemporary style elements.
The result is a house that mix styles, full of natural light and with a very flexible and efficient space.
The House is provided with three external spaces:
The roof terrace - facing the city’s skyline, can be used as a solarium especially in mid seasons
The back garden - a fresh retreat during hot days.
The covered deck - a dining / living space covered by a canopy. It can be even closed by movable glazed partitions.
[b]Floors 1 by 1[/b]
The space planning fully responds to the brief. It includes also some rooms not mentioned but that we thought you may like.
First Floor: It provides two entrances to the house, one from the road side and one from the side trough a mud room. The side entrance is conceived as the main entrance to the house and lays between the living/dining room and the kitchen.
The kitchen has wall and island counters. There is also a breakfast corner for informal meals.
The living/dining room is designed to be the brightest and more sophisticated space of the house. The dining space is located over the patio as it should be the centre of the social life of the house, when family gathers.
Second Floor: the four kids bedroom have similar area and sized to have a double bed in case of need. Two bedrooms have en suite bathroom and walk in closet, while the remaining two share a bigger bathroom. To compensate a potential lack of daylight, they have windows towards the internal patio.
The Attic Floor is divided into the master suite, with large bathroom and two huge walk in closet, and the terrace.
The master suite has views towards the back garden while a stunning view of the city’s skyline can be appreciated from the master bathroom. It would be a great way to wake up!
When you stated that your neighbour on the South side could build an up to 38ft high building, we were very concerned about the provision of daylight to the central part of the house.
Rather than sacrifice the little existing patio, we converted it in the main idea of the project, enlarging it and make the rooms and corridors come forward to it.
A large skylight has been placed on top of it and will provide natural light 365 days a year. During hot seasons a system of external and internal blinders will avoid overheating, while the triple-height space will provide natural ventilation thanks to chimney effect.
The facades have been redesigned to combine contemporary style features with the original brick walls.
The top part was the most important operation. We decided to cut the front and back triangular top in order to improve the proportion of these facades.
The attic floor has been completely redesigned, allocating the volume in the back and allow the front area to have a large terrace facing the city’s skyline.
The window’s geometry has been re-shaped, avoiding symmetry in order to make the building more dynamic.
A wooden cladding system has been introduced in some areas of these facades as a variation element. The same material should be used to clad the attic floor volumes.
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