Eagle House, Braunschweig

Conversion and extension of a residential house

The building is located in the the southern outskirts of Braunschweig. The residential neighbourhood is characterized by lavish open green spaces – typical for a quarter of the 1960s – surrounded by two-storey residential buildings with with gabled or hipped roof. Their layouts are divided in living room, kitchen, bedroom and nursery and so have a clear functional separation.

Here start the considerations about the new building: It receives a floor plan, that works with the idea of the open space and therefore allows to establish different uses in a continuous space. The flexibility of uses is intended. The houses is furnished with as little as possible.

PROJECT DATA


Aerial view of the building site, Braunschweig


Constructive and programmatic model

 

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Main facade with folding shutters

 

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West elevation with garage and extension

 

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Entrance area below the residential level

 

 

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South view with roof terrace

 

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Building ensemble

 

ProgramExtension and conversion of a private residence into three individual apartments and a roof terrace
StatusRealisation
LocationBraunschweig, Germany
Clientprivate
FlächeTSA new construction: 156 m2, property size: 650 m2
TeamDirk Alten Architects with Imke Woelk
ConstructionTimber frame construction supported on steel columns and on site mixed concrete slab
ServicesProgram and location analyses, strategic development, artistic concept, technical concept, design planning, visualisation, realisation
Date1992
AwardsPremio Internationale di Architettura Andrea Palladio, laureate 1992

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