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New part on old house
When the owners wanted to set up an extension to their classic home, they contacted Paul McAneary Architects Ltd for help. Their wish was a modern and functional home. The garden should feel like an extension of the living room.
– The two story house was in a dilapidated condition and needed a refurbishment, explains architects Paul McAneary and Matthias Laumayer to bonytt. no.
Our task was to rebuild and extend the old house.
The architects solved this by tearing one part of the house, which had a lot of minor injuries and was weary.
– On the new section we have emphasized clean and defined lines, the architects say. It was also important for us to respect the original house, and we believe that this combination gives the home a unique and aesthetic expression. “The sculptural facade is visually striking and elegant at the same time,” the architects believe.
Inside and inside
Paul McAneary Architects restructured and expanded the existing space by designing a large and open floor plan.
– The entire design concept of the construction was based on a 30 degree angle, explains the architects. – This dispute creates a physical overlap between the inside and the outside, and between the garden and the kitchen. “So while standing by the sink you get a feeling of having the garden right behind you, they add.
The built-in has a zinc facade and a “floating” outdoor deck with beveled edge at an angle.
– The garden becomes an important part of the living space, as the customer desires, says the architects. – They also wanted a neat and practical house, and we therefore chose to design walls with an integrated storage system. The multifunctional system is simply built on economical Ikea hulls with high quality doors in high gloss.
Since the customers wanted a neat home, the architects designed more hidden mood solutions in the new extension. They have, among other things, made a hidden closet at the end of the kitchen counter, to toaster, kettle and other kitchenware that the owners want to hide.
Similarly, we have hidden WC, more cabinets and other features in the home, “says the architects. – Technology and wiring has also been largely hidden, so that most functions have been integrated into the design, and the room can appear as calm and tidy as possible.
The light has also been an important point for the architects, and the large glass surfaces in the ceiling and in the façade provide plenty of daylight. The white surfaces indoors give game and reflection so the light is spread throughout the entire extension.
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