Villa Rotterdam is a unique home redevelopment designed by OOZE Architects in 2010. Located in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, this residential home is 2500 square meters if you include the land and water. What was really challenging about this home renovation was how the architects were going to bring together a home that had been expanded over the past decade, causing the place to be a mismatched cluster of buildings.
The owner wanted to “recycle” the soul of Villa Rotterdam in an unusual way. They originally commissioned OOZE Architects to renovate the kitchen, but the project eventually grew to an entire home renovation. According to OOZE:
The house on which Ooze began to work had gradually grown over the years. It now consisted of two perpendicular building volumes with a pitched roof, a lower semicircle building in between connecting the two parts, and several extensions on the other side in the angle of the hook-shaped house. The owners wanted to reform these incoherent parts into a logical and comprehensive whole. The pre-defined maximum envelope formed the guideline for a new skin that wraps around the old house and shapes new spaces for inhabitation.
For more information, please read the article by Yatzer.