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Interesting Renovation of an Old Home: Rotterdam Villa Designed by Ooze

Villa Rotterdam Interesting Renovation of an Old Home: Rotterdam Villa Designed by Ooze

Designed by Ooze, the Rotterdam Villa II started out as being a simple residence that needed some sprucing up in the kitchen. Contacted by the inhabitants for the kitchen project, Ooze ended up transforming the house into an unusually attractive architectural game of playing with design lines. The old structure was dressed in a new “skin”, made from prefabricated wooden triangles that varied in size and thickness, creating different elements that shaped the resulting architecture. By using solid wood prefabricated panels to shape the roof, walls and floor, the architects created a lightweight structure. The designers explain the significance of the project: “Inside, the building manifests itself through a formal language based on prefabricated, solid wood triangles that have a direct reference to the old roof. Folds and facets were generated by an intuitive rationalism following what was permitted and what would benefit the space inside. This skin becomes the structure which sits like a hat on top of the existing one and works as a load carrier to bring down the additional weight burden of the new floors and roofs. The house is a precedent in establishing a new culture of dealing with an existing structure.

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4 responses to “Interesting Renovation of an Old Home: Rotterdam Villa Designed by Ooze” - Add yours!

  1. Tibi said:
    April 19, 2011

    Is this yet “architecture” at all? I think not.

  2. April 27, 2011

    That’s one of the best roof designs I’ve seen in a while. An interesting way to manage inside and outside lighting. I wonder though, how can they manage leaky roofs and repairs? That’s got to cost a lot

  3. Eric said:
    May 27, 2011

    early twentieth century building? How can you be so stupid to cut and paste the wrong project description, Adriana?

    Have a nice week end ;-)

  4. Adriana said:
    May 28, 2011

    Thank you, Eric, for pointing out my mistake. I apologize for using the wrong information and I promise to be more careful and not misinform you again. But I have to say that the way you underlined my mistake was not very nice :)
    Have a great weekend!

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