Situated on a corner lot in the typical 30’s district ‘de Elzent’ against the natural landscape of the river Dommel valley, in the center of Eindhoven in the Netherlands. This modern contemporary transparent extension to a traditional Dutch house is a stunning Pavillion structure that was added with angular geometry interrupted by curved and wavy wall surfaces which give an organic, dynamic character to the space.
The open translucent addition to the house is a continuation of an earlier exterior expansion with thin floating concrete eaves. These overhangs give a balanced picture, allowing the spaces seamlessly to blend, and gives the garden an intimate enclosed character. The sightlines are important, creating separate spaces as a study niche, a lowered seating area with wide windowsills and a hanging fireplace. The roof connects the spaces seamlessly into each other.
Much attention is paid to careful detailing. Positioning of roof lights, curved walls, steps, niches which store the curtains, floor heating and cooling ceiling, acoustic panels and lighting are concealed and determine the appearance and character of the area, while adding an iconic architectural addition to the existing house.
|Name||Private House IV|
|Size||828 sq. ft. (76.92 m²)|
|Architect||De Bever Architecten|
|Photography||Norbert Van Onna|