KDW199 by Dice Architecten – Residence Stratosphere

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We added a 5-meter-deep expansion to all three floors of the house. In this design, we used three different materials: charred wood, glass, and rough stones.

12 months of completion: 2022
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Space: 222m2 GFA / 161m2 UFA
Architect: CUBE architecten (www.cube-architecten.nl)
Lead architect: Pieter van der Pot
Structural Engineer: Brouwer+Kok
Constructor: Bouwgroep Haarlem
Pictures: Roos Alderhoff (or CUBE architecten if particularly talked about)
Metal window frames: MHB and Excellent View Home windows
Flagstone facade and terrace: The Flagstone Firm

About Studio

CUBE architects develops inventive methods for area, transformation, sustainability, and residing. CUBE is an formidable and enterprising architectural agency the place strategic considering is central. We additionally need to make a constructive contribution to a sustainable society.

Their area of exercise consists of inside designs and (collective) personal properties, but in addition redevelopment assignments, sustainability recommendation and particular tasks within the public area. They reply to present points and search for sensible and high-quality choices for the (re)growth of buildings or (residential) ideas.

CUBE architects stands for a substantive and integral strategy. A profitable venture makes use of all the chances it has inside it; spatial, conceptual, programmatic, monetary, and useful. They develop complete idea based mostly on widespread rules.

They imagine within the dynamics of the setting and the duty. A design is greater than realizing sq. meters. It’s an built-in technique to create smarter and higher area for future customers and initiatives.

CUBE-architecten was based in 2005 by Pieter van der Pot and Remco Wilcke. Not a lot later, Marloes van Heteren additionally turned a part of CUBE. The latter two have continued through the years with different ventures outdoors of structure. Pieter van der Pot is at present main CUBE architects.

The classic front of the house is hard to see from the rear. While the front is burned wood, the facade is a traditional Japanese technique known as 'Shou Sugi Ban,' which protects the wood with a thin charred layer.

The basic entrance of the home is difficult to see from the rear. Whereas the entrance is burned wooden, the facade is a standard Japanese method generally known as ‘Shou Sugi Ban,’ which protects the wooden with a skinny charred layer.

The old part's secure and welcoming feeling blended with the open and transparent sensation of a modern home.

The previous half’s safe and welcoming feeling blended with the open and clear sensation of a contemporary house.

The dining area is combined with the house's tiny living room, which has a large multi-purpose furnishings.

The eating space is mixed with the home’s tiny lounge, which has giant multi-purpose furnishings.

The dining space of the house is visible from the outside because of to the large transparent glass wall.

The eating area of the home is seen from the skin to the big clear glass wall.

The kitchen is built into a freestanding rough natural stone wall. The open kitchen diner floor in the new extension is two steps lower than the living room floor in the older part.

The kitchen is constructed right into a freestanding tough pure stone wall. The open kitchen diner ground within the new extension is 2 steps decrease than the lounge ground within the older half.

The home originates from 1934 and was comparatively untouched. The aim was to make it much more vitality environment friendly and fairly a bit bigger. The previous home did have lots of character and particulars we wished to maintain. With the brand new extension we wished to merge a totally totally different type and environment with this 1930’s ambiance; the safe and heat environment of the previous half mixed with the open and clear really feel of a contemporary house.

The ground of the open kitchen diner within the new extension is positioned two steps decrease than the lounge within the older half. Trying from the yard you’ll be able to’t actually see the basic entrance of the home. But from the road you’ll be able to hardly see the trendy extension within the again. And but on the within the two merge simply.

We prolonged the home with a 5 meter deep extension over all 3 flooring. We used 3 totally different supplies on this design; burned wooden, glass and tough stones. The burned wooden on the facade is an previous Japanese method referred to as ‘Shou Sugi Ban’ to guard the wooden with a skinny charred layer. Not like paint this doesn’t need to be redone each from time to time. All black photo voltaic panels are put in fully flush with the charred wood slats

The kitchen is located within the freestanding coarse pure stone wall. This wall is linked to the home solely by a strip of triple glass, like a drawer that has been pushed out of the home itself. From the kitchen you’ll be able to look previous the home on the bridge and see everybody coming as much as the home. As a result of the glass on the bottom ground is about again a bit, a small veranda is created. The three columns supporting the rear facade reinforce this impact. Hereby we have been in a position to place a big clear glass entrance to the inexperienced backyard and nonetheless handle to create a considerably safe environment.

Updating the previous a part of the home to fashionable requirements required the mandatory energy-saving measures. Along with cavity insulation, the present facades got high-quality insulation on the within. This needed to be achieved on the within to protect the previous Nineteen Thirties character of the home. Even the present stairs have been moved so as to have the ability to proceed the insulation in opposition to the facade.

As well as, the present roof on the previous a part of the home has additionally been changed by insulated sandwich panels and all the floor ground has additionally been changed by a brand new insulated ground. We wished to maintain the previous stained glass, however positioned this in double glazing. For the brand new giant glass entrance within the rear we opted for triple glazing.

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