Villa extension by O+A

Amsterdam architects O+A have completed an extension to a villa near Eindhoven in the Netherlands.

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The upper story houses a glazed conference room, with a wood-clad garage below.

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Photographs are by O+A.

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Here's some more information from O+A:

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O+A was commissioned by a private client to design the addition to a detached villa.

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The project brief entailed the design of a carport for two cars and a conference space.

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The villa, designed and built in the 1970s, has an extroverted addition which was completed in the 1990s.

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In avoiding a cacophony of material and form, the villa was taken as a starting point for this latest addition.

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The particular shape of the roof is a result of bureaucratic zoning law limitations, technical limitations in constructing a foundation next to the existing house, and demands in terms of use.

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The architectural ambition is especially evident beneath this roof, where the functions ‘conferencing’ and ‘parking’ form two intersecting L-shaped volumes.

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The climatised conference space is enclosed with minimally detailed, structural glazing.

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The carport is not climatised and is enclosed with timber boards, which seamlessly continue into the ceiling- and wall finishing.

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Beneath the roof, an interesting dialogue arises between material and space.

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The project was completed in July 2009.

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An aspect that sets this commission apart is that O+A has assumed the roles of both chief contractor and glass engineer.

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