Optimal focus on the garden was the starting point for this design. Bursting through the existing facade openings creates an exciting transition from the original dwelling to the new living room. A wide panorama unfolds and provides a view of the church. In the calm and silent new living room all attention is drawn to the lively kitchen.
Old and new: A grand pivoting door, spanning from floor to ceiling, separates the old house from the transparent new part. Opening it results in a wide view on the garden.
The corridor: Spatiallly, the corridor belongs to the living space. De border between old and new is sharply defined by the materialisation of the floor.
The kitchen and the trolley: The kitchen unit stands out in space as an autonomous object. Part of the unit can be moved as a separate trolley.
Architect: JagerJanssen architecten BNA
Designteam: ir. Alex Jager, architect
ir. Rogier Janssen, architect
Kitchen Design: Wouter Roeterink
Advisors: MADAR Delft [construction]
Contractor: Hooijberg BV, Hem
Location: Torenweg 3, 1607 CP Hem, The Netherlands
Function: private dwelling
Clients: Jaap & Ineke
Gross area(new): 56 m2
Building period: 9 months
Finished: July 11, 2006