Fig Tree House – Glass Box Extension by Bloot Architecture

Bloot Architecture has designed a minimalist glass extension to a 1927’s brick house. The 51-sqm (549-sqft) extension, completed in 2018, is located in the Hague’s Vogelwijk district in The Netherlands.

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. 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.

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.

— Bloot Architecture



Photographs by Christian Van Der Kooy
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