The two-storey house construction is an addition to an artists private house. Its precise volumetry reacts to the geometry of the existing house, the sloped topography as well as to the necessary distances to the neighbors and maximises the possible size of the building.
The atelier is located at garden level, and is continued in a protected outside terrace. The space is defined by an apparent concrete floor, and a concrete wall, holding back the terrain. The resistant surfaces continue on the outside beyond the glass partition. A triangular skylight extends the space to the north. It allows to bring north light to the atelier as well as to the windows in the existing facade, and thus into the old part of the house.
The upper level of the house is constituted by a wood frame construction cladded in copper. It contains a wellness space with sauna, an open shower, built-in cupboards, a toilet, and built-in chaise-lounges. Through panorama windows, the garden can be enjoyed from the height, despite the privacy of the space. The built-in furniture connects to the existing part, while holding the wardrobe, the toilet,a washbasin and seating facilities. The wellness area is realised in refined materials like glass mosaics, natural and lacquered wood in light colours.
The top of the house extension holds a large sundeck connected to the master bedroom on the second floor. From here the panoramic view on the European quarter with its high-rise towers can be enjoyed.
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