Firm reSET architecture despatched us pictures and details about the renovation and extension of a small decaying farmhouse within the Dutch Betuwe area. Right here is the press launch we have been despatched: “A brand new annex is positioned within the second line, behind the prevailing farmhouse, inferior in peak however with a robust presence, offering a backdrop for the farmhouse. In its up to date context the previous constructing turns into extra outstanding in its environment. The distinction in architecture between the farmhouse and its new added wing leads to an ambiguous synergy. The character of the separate parts is straightforward to learn but this doesn’t imply their relationship is straightforward: acknowledge new modifications to the previous farm and native historic references to parts within the new quantity present a a number of relationship between the 2 elements of the entire. The 2 foremost volumes are clearly recognizable, previous and new, however in perform, detailing and supplies linked.
In perform the variations reinforce one another. Two totally different housing archetypes are mixed; a panorama-oriented â€˜loft-likeâ€™ open-plan dwelling area and a extra personal plan, organized in rooms, within the present farmhouse. In each instances, the openings within the wall are organized in a method that they supply optimum views of the encompassing panorama. Within the previous constructing these are simply small peepholes and within the new part giant home windows present a transparent visible reference to the orchard. The facades of the extension have an similar construction, there’s a metal base and prime edge separated by a glass facade or timber infill”.