Spatial, horizontal, light and… balanced
Ruland Architects designs new construction for house in Rotterdam
For a property on the Kralingseweg in Rotterdam Ruland Architects designed a beautiful construction. The extension of the living room is made in the materials and colors of the existing house. The use of large window surfaces and the placing of four distinctive skylights create a wonderful living space. The construction is surrounded by a large wooden terrace that runs along the rear of the house. A nice detail; by the design the terrace appears to float above the slope of the adjacent canal.
The existing house was built in 1999 and consists of a rectangular volume with sleeping and living areas and a second volume with kitchen, toilet and bathroom. At the place where previously a large glass sliding door offered access to the garden, the construction is ‘pushed’ into the side of the main volume as a new third element. The real added value is that, as desired by the client, the construction has become an integral part of the existing building. It is not an attached conservatory, but it gives the architecture a new balance as a reinforcing component for the overall appearance.