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Fig Tree House Vogelwijk

Contemporary Dutch Residential Building – design by Bloot Architecture, The Netherlands

17 Dec 2018

Fig Tree House, Vogelwijk, The Hague

Location: Lindestraat 21, The Hague, the Netherlands

Design: Bloot Architecture

Fig Tree House Vogelwijk The Hague home

In The Hague’s Vogelwijk district in The Netherlands, a minimalist house extension contrasts sharply with the expressive brick architecture of a 1927’s house, exposing the ‘hidden’ qualities.

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Fig Tree House Vogelwijk The Hague home

Fig Tree House Vogelwijk The Hague home

The house has an original annex at the front side with behind it a beautiful fig tree in the garden that was not visible from inside the old house. Because the new extension extends beyond the existing width of the house, the glass extension is going into a relationship with the existing annex.

Fig Tree House Vogelwijk The Hague home

This creates a semi-enclosed outdoor space around the old fig tree. By widening the extension, a third world arises around the hidden fig tree alongside the old and the new world.

Fig Tree House Vogelwijk The Hague home

The design for the extension of the house balances between a sharp contrast and the relationship it has with the existing ‘hidden’ qualities of the house.

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The existing architecture from 1927 has elements of Art Nouveau and the Amsterdam School. The new addition adds a sharp contrast to the expressive brick architecture through minimalist detailing. The fully glazed façade has a minimal roof ledge and glass that runs to the level of the garden. From the inside, there are virtually no visual barriers to the outside, to which view and daylight are given free rein.

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The construction of the extension is kept out of sight but for one plus-shaped column, which makes the roof of the extension seem to float. The glass facade can open up to a large open corner, which makes the dining table feel as if it is in the outside space. This is in contrast to the modest kitchen and dining room with less natural light in the original house.

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In the interior the concrete floor and the new kitchen wall have been used to connect old and new. The floor and the kitchen penetrate into the existing home and in this way mix old and new through sharp lines.

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Fig Tree House Den Haag – Building Information

Name of project: Fig Tree House
Location: The Hague, The Netherlands
Client: Private
Completed: October, 2018
Office: Bloot Architecture
Principal architect: Tjeerd Bloothoofd
Address: Lindestraat 21, 2565 HK The Hague, the Netherlands
Telephone: 0031 6 14401648
Contractor: Aannemersbedrijf L.R. Treep
Construction: Remmerswaal Bouwadvies

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Photographer: Christian van der Kooy

Fig Tree House Vogelwijk, The Hague images / information from Bloot Architecture

Location: Lindestraat 21, 2565 HK The Hague, The Netherlands

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