Bloot Architecture has created a rooftop extension on an existing 1950s holiday home. Transformation forest house, hidden in the forest of Hengelo, Netherlands, was completed in 2015.
The existing house is refurbished in a sustainable way based on full autarky. A new new off-grid solar system provides in energy, a wood stove provides warmth and wastewater that now ends up in a septic tank will be filtered by a halophyte filter. The rooftop extension will be almost entirely constructed out of timber, with flax insulation and all facades and roofing will be covered with untreated Larch cladding. Hanging stairs in the existing living room provides access towards the new compact extension. The exterior and interior of the extension are tailor fit designed for the functions and usage. The beds and storage space are built-in so no further furniture will be needed. The rooftop extension offers space for two bedrooms and a landing with a wash table, which provides access towards the existing roof. The existing roof was already frequently being used as a secret place to enjoy the setting sun and the flora and fauna.
— Bloot Architecture
Photographs by Jeroen Musch
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