On the edge of the historic city Willemstad, we got the assignment to make a design for an extension on the ground floor of a detached house, build around the year 1950. The question from our client was to create a space where the required living areas are situated on the ground floor with a new, modern layout where they can enjoy they’re beautiful garden.
Due to the location, we tried to create a connection to the garden on the one hand and on the other hand we tried to keep the privacy of our client and the surrounding neighbours.
The architecture of the extension got determined by following the fluent movements of the garden. With our design, we made a nice contrast between existing and new so that this contrast will strengthen each other.
We positioned the living area and the eating area in the extension to have an open connection from the kitchen. Seen from the entrance, you will have a direct view to the new spaces and the garden.
The living room, which is placed in the furthest point of the extension, is in a more direct connection with the garden. This is because of the large glass slidingdoors and the round glass corner. The bedroom and bathroom can be reached via the entrance. The large veranda, which is placed on the backside of the house, connects both spaces with each other.
For the outside materialisation, we chose a light curved wooden facade with lots of glass to strengthen the connection with outside. For the interior we choose to have an open kitchen with a large dining table and seating area, provided with lots of daylight.