Originally a suburban American house built in the 60’s yet in its layout very dated and far away from today’s life style: a challenging project. The original house was dark, spatially broken and poorly built. The renovation and addition become an exercise on connecting spaces visually, on creating focal points and a strong interaction with the outdoors and natural light. A project in which the original weakness of the low swung roof lines becomes the strength of the project transforming the residence into a modern communal hut where the interior architecture elements are either erased or freed and isolated to become modernist planes and volumes containing the vital functions of the house. The circulation is reinvented eliminating “dead ends”. Core spaces become lit by multiple roof penetrations. Doors and punched openings multiply to create a new rhythm to the views onto a fully redesigned landscape.
Total project area: 4,500 sf.
Completion year: 2004.