A Little House in the Forest Undergoes A Green Transformation.

green transformation by Bloota

Bloota architects has refurbished an old existing structure and added a modern rooftop extension to turn the little house in Hengelo (Gelderland), a town in the eastern part of The Netherlands, into a contemporary example of sustainable design.

Green Transformation by Bloota

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The existing 1950’s Holiday home has been refurbished with solar power, a wood stove for interior warmth and a septic tank to filter wastewater using a halophyte filter. The external facades were clad in untreated larch wood and insulated using flax. But it’s the rooftop extension that is really the showstopper.

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The added extension is situated among the leaves of the surrounding trees, making it feel much like a tree house.

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The design, which fits the restrictions stated by the municipality concerning maximum height and sloping roofs, adds two bedrooms, a storage unit with sink and mirror and a landing to the old house.

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Constructed out of timber and insulated with flax, the rooftop extension is reached by a suspended staircase added to the existing living room.

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The existing roof can be accessed and used as a place to watch the sun set or simply enjoy the surround woods.
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Architectural Plans:
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Year: 2014/2015
Status: Completed
Location: Hengelo (Gelderland)
Client: Private
Contractor: Mans bouw
Construction: Adviesbureau AC Dekker
Photographs: Jeroen Musch

Bloota Architects

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