Conversion of a Wilhelmian Style House in Altona, HamburgThe constructional alterations let more sunshine into the building shaded by an old tree population. A deliberate interplay between historical matter and an up to date interpretation was sought after.Dormer Instead of an existing roof window a dormer was planned, which visually spans the width of the two windows below, but inside is only as wide as the old dormer opposite, facing the garden. A special window partition and horizontal glazing support the light flooding in. The existing terrace door and one window were replaced by a folding glass door. A new lintel was necessary. In this way, the living space opens out and enters into a harmonious dialogue with the garden space.Sliding Door On the ground floor the large opening between the kitchen and the stairway was marked by a sliding door. (Materials: multiplex birch, non reflecting glass, blackboard, black board paint)2-D Greenhouse
The existing terrace door and one window were replaced by a folding glass door. Being opened a continuing spacial exchange between living room and garden space emerges.