Refurbishment and re-build to existing workers cottage in Utrecht.
This project involved restructuring the existing layout to make better use of the space without increasing the existing footprint. The rear extension had badly deteriorated and needed removing. The extension was then re-designed and replaced with a new timber-frame construction. This gave the opportunity to clarify the floor plan and create direct access to the rear garden. The existing patio between the bathroom and living room was retained allowing for maximum daylight into the living room and circulation spaces.
Sustainable measures included a high level of insulation to the roof structure and walls. The timber frame construction requires less foundation works, i.e. less concrete, as well as the Cedar façade timbers requiring no treatment.