A simple bungalow dating from 1967 on a hexagonal ground plan had been radically altered and modi ed through the years. Although this had made the house bigger, it had also become increasingly inward-looking. The expanding wings were steadily enclosing the heart of the house with the hall and living quarters, and direct contact between the house and the magni cent surroundings was largely lost. The original detailing and material form were consistently adhered to during all previous interventions but the result was now thoroughly outmoded and of a poor technical quality.
The house has now been given its fourth look.
Sustainability has been crucial in informing all components
of the design, construction and daily use of the house. The idea for the design was to practically consider how the house could be least taxing on the environment in both the short and the long term. Key points of departure were maximum reuse of built elements and materials already on site and the use of sturdy and proven techniques to achieve the lowest possible energy consumption.
Photos Credits: Pedro Kok
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