Textual content description supplied by the architects. Peristilio is a 60m2 house extension that features the enlargement of the lounge, enhancing the connection between inside dwelling areas and the house’s backyard. Designed in response to the consumer’s want for a compact, however spacious house extension the sensitively responded to the positioning circumstances. Situated within the Dutch province of Utrecht, Netherlands, B2A drew inspiration from additional afield, with a fringe colonnade construction. This recollects a Roman peristilio blurring the road between the backyard, terrace, and inside, whereas nonetheless presenting a contemporary construction that reconciles with the native constructed setting.
Transferring from outdoors, to inside, this sheltered however open perimeter hall serves as a transitional step, unifying the brand new rear brick and concrete facade with a rhythmic cohesion created by the repetition of the columns. The outspoken illumination idea extends the shadows on the columns to boost the theatricality of the terrace. The fluid interior-exterior house that this terrace creates capabilities as a room sure by three faces, with its fourth face being the rapid connection to the backyard. Transferring by the extension from the lounge facilitates a tranquil however cadenced transition from indoors to outside.
Supplies reinforce the transition. White stucco partitions and a concrete flooring, in addition to a picket inbuilt guide closet, create a quietly elegant background giving heart stage to the expertise of indoors assembly outside. Facade supplies are equally subdued with the peristilio’s nuanced mixture of brick and concrete speaking each solidity and timelessness, in keeping with the extension’s Roman inspiration.
Frames round window and sliding door openings have a stone gray aluminum profile, mixing in with the full composition, in addition to being a sturdy and high-performing materials. “An individual’s house is their palace. Peristilio’s colonnade’s curvilinear out of doors ‘room’, which references Italian palazzos, lends class and class to what could possibly be a really odd extension.” – B2A Founding Accomplice, Tjerk Growth. As an extension, Peristilio presents a chance to enhance the power efficiency of the prevailing dwelling. Triple-glazed home windows, photo voltaic panels on the roof, and distributed in-floor heating mitigate further heating prices and enhance the dwelling’s complete efficiency.