After purchasing a dated 1970s residence, our client approached us to make plans for a renovation. Their idea involved the transformation to a sustainable and modern villa befitting this current age. The existing house is good and robust at base and due to the spacious layout of the house, much is possible. In our design we endeavored to preserve as many of the constructive components as possible. The existing roof vanishes in our plan and we have placed a new expanse here by means of a lightweight construction (structural timbers). All existing external walls remain intact, and we insulate the exterior and finish it with stone strips, stucco and wood for a warm accent. We extend the other side of the house on two sides. On one side is the master bedroom so you can go straight to the pool from there. On the other side we have placed the dining table which is surrounded on three sides by a glass front. This makes for an excellent experience of the garden. Moreover, there is plenty of natural light in this room. The covered terrace is situated between the two extensions. It has a slatted roof so that sufficient natural light filters into the kitchen. At the same time it is efficient in keeping the sun’s heat and potential rain from the terrace.
The architecture of the villa is understated and quite closed off at the front. At the back there is an open view and a connection with the leafy garden and surroundings.
The house is energy-neutral. We use high-quality insulation, triple glass, a heat pump system in combination with a heat recovery system and solar panels.
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