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.
Aerial view of the building site, Braunschweig
Constructive and programmatic model
Main facade with folding shutters
West elevation with garage and extension
Entrance area below the residential level
South view with roof terrace
|Program||Extension and conversion of a private residence into three individual apartments and a roof terrace|
|Fläche||TSA new construction: 156 m2, property size: 650 m2|
|Team||Dirk Alten Architects with Imke Woelk|
|Construction||Timber frame construction supported on steel columns and on site mixed concrete slab|
|Services||Program and location analyses, strategic development, artistic concept, technical concept, design planning, visualisation, realisation
|Awards||Premio Internationale di Architettura Andrea Palladio, laureate 1992|