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Living on the attic

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vit-b architecture
 
location Utrecht
function apartment, monument
contributed by pgraaff

Contemporary demands for this 14th century attic in Utrecht, the Netherlands, are draped as a new historic layer over the existing construction. A building with a rich history dating back to the 14th Century, on the Dutch national list of monuments (status: Rijksmonument), is since long time in residential use. The 73m2 attic however had no possible function but storage as no daylight entered the space. Insulation of the roof, bringing in daylight through the introduction of roof windows and two dormers formed the boundary conditions to make domestic use of this attic possible. The design of a compact sanitary cell unit and a kitchen allows the attic to function as an independent apartment. Roof windows are placed behind the 14th century wooden construction, so that no historic material was lost and the experience of the space, determined by this original structure, is retained. The dormers, when opened, are abstract rectangular holes, just framing the fantastic view.

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Living on the attic
Address
Oudegracht 227
Netherlands
Project is not public!
How to get there? In the very center of Utrecht. On walking distance from central station.
Completion 12- 2011
Floor area/size 73 m2
Architectvit-b architecture
 
Project ID 9495
Latitude/Longitude 52°05'16N 05°07'17E
Contributed by pgraaff
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