The existing semi-detached house was built in the seventies and is organized by a split level. This conceptual layout guarantees intriguing internal interactions. The current owner desires an extension of the kitchen and living room at ground level. We therefore remove the existing terraces that wrap the building rather randomly. The house is extended in southern direction till the front façade. In order to optimally profit from daylight, the roof is raised. The result is an extra pitch to the already prominent roof surface. An outdoor platform is wrapped around the whole building, extending the living room outdoors.
These simple spatial gestures allow this archetypical seventies house to reveal its sculptural qualities in relation to its contemporary, semi-detached sibling.