House of Joyce & Jeroen

by Personal Architecture
House of Joyce & Jeroen Personal Architecture

The dilapidated state has necessitated a thorough reinforcement of the foundation and load-bearing structure of the entire house, opening up extraordinary possibilities in an otherwise commonplace apartment renovation.
The combination of ambitious design visions and a large measure of trust from the client have resulted in a rigorous and uncompromising redesign, in which voids and split levels accentuate the full height of Den Haag’s typical row houses.
The potential of the brick structure, the details such as glass-in-lead frames, and the characteristic “en-suite” room divisions were the deciding factors in purchasing the house, according to the clients.
The tension between antique features and modern techniques is very evident in the redesign plan.
The classical street façade is restored to its former glory, from ground to third floor.
Behind the doors of the “en-suite“ element, a complete change is taking place.
The rear façade is removed and clad with glass to a full height of 11 meters.
The floor levels are detached from the façade, creating a void that spans three levels and generating an optimal source of daylight.
In the back of the house, the load-bearing wall between the corridor and the living room  is replaced with a steel construction. Four new floors with a net height of 2,4 meters protrude from this construction.
These floors remain openly linked to the existing floor levels. The interplay of voids, the split-levels and the glass façade, all create a spectacular drama between interior and exterior on the one hand, and between the existing and new floors on the other.
The intervention in the back of the house can be interpreted as a three-dimensional, L-shaped element of five storeys, accessed by a new steel spiral staircase.
The staircase brings a new dynamic between the different parts of the house and makes a separation between owners and guests possible.
Vertically, the L-shaped element ends in a roof-terrace with jacuzzi and outer kitchen that lies far above the balconies of the lower floors.
This rigorous redesign project has reorganized the total accessible surface of the house towards an excess of floor space, generating more rooms and more daylight.
To the owner, the residence promises an extraordinary living experience.
To passers-by, it cannot be distinguished from any other house on the van Merlenstraat.

Photos by: Rene de Wit

Sponsor

Sponsor

  • Casa do Patio

    Casa do Patio

    Brazilian architect Leo Romano has designed the Casa do Patio. This contemporary home is composed of a serene, streamlined structure with delightful and eclectic interior details. ...

  • Chalet Le Coquelicot

    Chalet Le Coquelicot

    Like a new Porsche concealing innovative technology within its timeless outline, this luxury ski chalet has a traditional wooden exterior and a totally contemporary interior. If yo...

  • Rise Sofa

    Rise Sofa

    Description from the designer: Rise is a classic, elegant sofa with a strong individual expression. It carries the Scandinavian identity through its distinct base in wood, where th...

  • 533House

    533House

    Tokyo-based studio SUWA Architects + Engineers has designed the 533House project, a single story contemporary home located in a cold region of Nagano prefecture, Japan. ...

  • House THE

    House THE

    The clearly defined volumes play with the concepts of heaviness and lightness. A walk around the single-family house reveals firmly anchored volumes and floating bodies creating la...

  • Luxury Loft Apartment Renovation

    Luxury Loft Apartment Ren..

    Guillaume Gentet designed this contemporary interior for a young couple and their children living in Greenwich Village, New York, New York, USA. It began as a one bedroom, two bath...

  • Casa eR2

    Casa eR2

    The project emerged with the idea of taking advantage of the views from the residence to the eucalyptus forest that is located adjacent to the plot.
    Three slender concrete s...

  • House In

    House In

    If the standard of the modern family group is said to be a nuclear family, I feel that the contemporary family is evolving even further. The nuclear family is breaking down, result...

  • The Petit Chateau, a Luxury Ski Chalet

    The Petit Chateau, a Luxu..

    Completed in summer 2010, Chalet le Petit Chateau is one of the most fantastic "ski in, ski out" chalets in Courchevel, one of the most popular ski resorts in the French Alps. The ...

  • Villa Rotonda

    Villa Rotonda

    A remarkable fusion of contemporary traditionalism and artisanal modernism
    The swimming pool, sauna, and hot tub are clear signs of luxury in this residence in Goirle, a mun...

  • Maison Cambolin

    Maison Cambolin by Savioz Fabrizzi Architecte

  • Spectacular Views over Los Angeles

    Spectacular Views over Los Angeles by La Kaza and Meridith Baer Home

Mit der Nutzung unserer Webseite, stimmen Sie der Verwendung von Cookies zu. Mehr erfahren.