the project of Villa Rotterdam creates a new staircase, kitchen and extra bedrooms in the spaces between the old house and new shell.The building has green roofs and is clad in wooden panels made from fast-growing softwood that’s treated in a high-tech process to make it more durable than tropical hardwoods.
Ooze architects translated the owners Villa Rotterdam desire to recycle the ‘soul’ of the house by transforming it in an unusual way. The young architectural firm began with a commission to design a kitchen that then evolved into a complete renovation.The existing villa was composed of an eclectic set of buildings stuck together forming a strange architectural patchwork
An basically transition building of Villa Rotterdam from the period of 20th century, a first extension built in 1991 mirroring the house and a finished in 2003 to add 3 rooms and apiece facilities just before the current owner moved in.
The Villa Rotterdam structure is expressed on the inside as well, it gives a sense of the new and the old: living in a new a structure together with the old walls. The transition between the several is subtle and gradual. As you go up in the Villa Rotterdam the relationship is changing. The new is gradually taking over the old.
The Villa Rotterdam’s spaces generated for in habitation became very different and very specific enriching the life within in the house.
The Villa Rotterdam’s outside makes reference to traditional Dutch farms using Sedum green roofs and black stained ACCOYA planks in a standard width. The lines of the cladding wrap around the house like a continuous new skin.
Architect: Ooze – Eva Pfannes & Sylvain Hartenberg
Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands