Architecture

This is really a garage

Check the grips the architects had to take as they turned it into a home office.

This is really a garage

There is almost no room that can not be converted to anything else. A factory room can be a cool apartment. The same can be a worn garage.

It was just a garage that the Dutch architect office architecten | en | was assigned to turn into a home office.

“I do not want the feeling of working in a garage”, was the challenge they received from the client who wanted the garage to be the basis of his design business.

This is really a garage

SKALL CONSTRUCTION: The structure is dressed in partially transparent corrugated board. Photo: Post&Van Leeuwen Photographers

wave view

The home office was built in the extension of the garage.

– Covering the enclosure with partially transparent wave platterboards created a subtle transition between the existing roof and the new extension, “tells the architects in an email to clicks. no.

This is really a garage

OPEN AND CLOSED: Even when the construction is closed, one can sense the contours of the inner shell. Photo: Post&Van Leeuwen Photographers

This is really a garage

SWITCHES: The building is located on a galvanized steel collar and it is built to almost hover. Photo: Post&Van Leeuwen Photographers

Lighting

The corrugated boards cover the walls and on the roof, and built.

This is really a garage

LIGHT INFLATION: With which comes in through the front and the slit in the roof at the back, it is minimal what is required by artificial lighting. Photo: Post&Van Leeuwen Photographers

This is really a garage

OPEN AND CLOSED: Using the hinged doors in corrugated plastic, the extension can be completely closed. Photo: Post&Van Leeuwen Photographers

This is really a garage

LIGHT LENS: Through a slit in the back edge, in the transition between the original roof and the enclosure, sunlight is released. Photo: Post&Van Leeuwen Photographers

Skull Construction

The home office is built according to a two-layer principle, where the outermost layer consists of a cross-section, galvanized steel frame. This is again dressed with partially transparent wavy plates that emit light.

A galvanized steel plate, almost like a collar, is placed around the entire extension.

– It further emphasizes the extension, “the architects say.

This is really a garage

The garage before and after. Photo: Post&Van Leeuwen Photographers

This is really a garage

FRAMEWORK: The inner structure was surrounded by a galvanized steel frame. Photo: Post&Van Leeuwen Photographers

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