The house is 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, The Netherlands. The existing main house is relatively small in structure, however the lot size is sufficient enough to resist an carefully threaded extension. An extension where extra comfort is added to the existing house.
The transparent 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.Location: Eindhoven, The Netherlands Architect: De Bever Architecten | Stefan de Bever, Heleen van Heel, Wim Poell, Emilia Seroviec, Thomas van Weert Client: private
Realisation: May 2013
Program: Extension and renovation private dwelling including outdoor pool
Total surface extension: 77m²
Materials: Concrete floor and roof, chromed steel door, full glass façade, shell-limestone walls, chromed steel door Construction engineer: Archimedes Bouwadvies
Contractor: Burgtbouw, Deurne
Glass realization: Si-X, Benthuizen
Photography: Norbert van Onna