Location: Zonhoven, BE
Footprint is a renovation project of a single family house in Limburg (in the east of Belgium). Transforming a traditional post-war pitched roof house, to undress it right down to its essence. And in doing so, making the footprint of the house smaller than it was before. Making it a statement in the efficient use of (open) space in full awareness of the scarcity of space in the world.
Undressed to its essence
post-war pitched roof house
Footprint: 128,55 m²
Total surface: 167,50 m²
Footprint: 112,70 m²
Total surface: 170,78 m²
Reducing the footprint of the house by 13% but augmenting the useful inside suface. Leaving more room on the outside for water to infiltrate, grass and trees to grow, insects to extend their habitats.
Axo: impression of the new building.
From the outside, the old will not be distinguished from the new.
Situated in the curve of the street, side becomes front facade.
Entrance, double high, direct connection to the garden.
On the inside, the old is distinguishable from the new.