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Conversion of a private house    
Conversion and extension of a private house, Hamburg-Othmarschen, Germany (2007)   PDF ausdrucken
     
 
Services: complete (preliminary design to site supervision)
Client: private
Date: 10|2006 - 06|2007
Area: 172 m
 
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The challenge: symbiosis of old and new
The building fabric of the house dating from the 1930s was in a good state, but the ill proportioned windows were distorting the façade. Our goal was to extend the living area in a sensitive manner and to reharmonise the appearance of the building.
 
The design: spaciousness throughout
We desiged a dormer window for the garden elevation of the family house to match the façade and roof design. It took the form of a direct extension of the bay window on the ground floor and harmonised with the appearance of the building as a whole. In order to retain the clarity of the floor plan on the top floor, all rooms were fitted with wall cupboards.

Large, multi-pane windows on all floors give good views over the garden. In order to improve interior sightlines, access from the kitchen to the dining room was provided, which itself was already linked to the living room. A pleasant bathroom with shower was added to provide extra space for the family of four.
Ralf Kürbitz: 'We fulfilled the demands of the clients for more space and, at the same time, we brought new life to the 1930s’ architecture.'
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