Brick extension opens rural Dutch home out towards a forested garden

Brick extension opens rural Dutch home out towards a forested garden

Dutch practices Room Encounters and Studio Vincent Architecture have done BD Home, an extension of a 1950s villa with a brick backyard pavilion intended to develop the emotion of “residing in the forest”.

When the new entrepreneurs of the current rural villa identified it to be structurally unsound, they tasked the two Amsterdam-centered procedures with maintaining its character when updating its interiors for modern-day dwelling.

Exterior image of the brick extension at BD House
BD Household was built by Room Encounters and Studio Vincent Architecture

Looking to improved deal with the woodland that wraps the home’s rear garden, the architects opened up the interiors and added a carefully curving brick pavilion at its rear that contrasts the vernacular architecture of the unique household.

“The design of BD Home became a layered transformation in which cultural heritage, sustainable transformation, and the wealthy natural attributes of the location confluence,” said the architects.

Exterior image of a curving brick pavilion added to the rear of BD House
A curving brick pavilion was additional to the rear of the home

“[The home] has not only been enlarged but has also been built long term-proof, contributing to the more substantial transformation of the countryside in which the current housing inventory is getting to be far more sustainable and tailored to requires for modern day living,” they continued.

On the floor flooring, the kitchen, loos and a secondary residing area occupy the current composition, with the interior up-to-date working with a modern palette of wood fittings, terrazzo floors and tiled counters.

At the rear of the building, the primary bed room and living region extend outwards into the brick extension, their flooring stages created slightly decreased in purchase to generate a closer romance to the landscape with window seating places.

Overlooking the backyard garden with totally glazed walls fitted sliding doors, the bedroom and dwelling home are sandwiched amongst a paved brick terrace and a thick, brick-clad roof, punctured by a gap that permits a tree to expand by way of.

Interior image of a living area with a green sofa at BD House
Large sliding doors open up the inside to the garden

Dark brown recycled bricks and thick white mortar joints sit in stark contrast to the white-painted exterior of the existing home, with the extension meant to steadily blend in with the back garden in excess of time.

“The clear facade and its generous sliding roots and oblique home windows proceed the spatial enfilade of the inside into the style of the back garden, anchoring the dazzling making in the undulating landscape of maritime pines,” explained the exercise.

“Both the existing villa and the extension are materialised in brick, yet they contrast in size, colour and remedy, revealing the levels of time in the challenge.”

Interior image of a tiled kitchen with island at the Dutch home
The interior was concluded with terrazzo, tiles and wooden

The initially ground has been solely dedicated to areas for the family’s children, with two bathrooms, a playroom, bed room and guest room contained in the home’s authentic footprint overlooking the environmentally friendly roof of the extension.

Modern jobs by House Encounters include a vibrant collection of townhouse blocks for a household improvement in Utrecht, and an business developing in Amersfoort raised on stilts above an current brick warehouse.

Images is by Lorenzo Zandri.