Contemporary extension & Renovation, Haarlem(NL)
Van Ommeren-Architects made the plans and supervised the renovation of a 1930's house in Haarlem(NL). The design is completed with the placement of a contemporary extension. On the contours of the old extension a lightweight construction realized a healthier relationship with the garden. The volume is divided into segments with opposite slopes, which optically reduce the scale. Between the different slopes, triangular windows are placed. In this way the interior is lit from above is without compromising to intimacy.
The exterior is cladded with zinc, which is a traditional cladding material in Holland. The use of zinc guarantees slim details for the complex geometry of the roof structure, without compromising on waterproofing. The interior has a bright plaster finish, which gives an abstract scale to the roof geometry in combination with the triangular roof lights.