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Cloudy House / LASC studio

  • 01:00 - 18 September, 2011
Cloudy House / LASC studio
Cloudy House / LASC studio, © Stamers Kontor
© Stamers Kontor

© Stamers Kontor © Stamers Kontor © Stamers Kontor © Stamers Kontor +25

From the architect. The Cloudy House is an extension of a 1930's house, which had become too small for the young and expanding family in residence. The roof of the existing house seems to stretch out over the extension, giving the extension a dynamic and contemporary expression, while clearly communicating its origin from the existing building. The shape of the extension sensitively picks up existing features like roof angles and windows placements of the old house. An angled terrace allows for new views to the garden, its edge consists of a built-in bench that seems to fold out of the facade.

© Stamers Kontor
© Stamers Kontor

The horizontally ribbed wood facade emphasizes the appearance of the new roof unfolding from the existing house. The decreasing density of the horizontals adds to this dynamic expression. The extension meets the existing house through large windows, allowing light to enter both, while creating a subtle connection between the two.

© Stamers Kontor
© Stamers Kontor

Inside, a massive wooden loft hovers over the new living room. The enclosure of the loft is translucent and allows light to pass through to the living room from the large dormer window above. The loft is suspended from the ceiling by thin steel rods that stress the floating and cloud-like appearance.

© Stamers Kontor
© Stamers Kontor

The loft is reached through a wooden ladder that stands on a concrete platform, connecting the old with the new. The loft is intended as a bedroom. With atelier-like windows offering a view to the stars and treetops, one sleeps as if on a cloud on a starry night.

© Stamers Kontor
© Stamers Kontor

The translucent enclosure reveals merely shadows of what happens behind, adding to the ephemeral character of the extension. From within the loft the effect is opposite—the enclosure secludes the space from the living room by blurring the immediate context.

All the windows in the extension are placed flush with the interior walls, making the walls appear thin and bright. During the day, the large oversized windows let light into both the extension and into the existing part of the house. At night, the illuminated translucent walls light up the living room, creating a paradoxical atmosphere that simultaneously combines intimacy and openness.

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Darwin Mendoza · September 20, 2011

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RENarch · September 19, 2011

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WELKE. · September 19, 2011

Mooi familiehuis in Kopenhagen: http://t.co/RdxqorIh

up_today_arch · September 19, 2011

good style, nice color combination for interior!

David Neustein · September 19, 2011

Not all lofting happens in Rhino. Loving LASC Studio&#39s nuanced and atmospheric Cloudy House. @ArchDaily http://t.co/EcNKX1Jf

Travel Writer · September 19, 2011

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Nicholas Patten · September 19, 2011

Cloudy House. http://t.co/jqSFe3q9

Ji?í Jánský · September 19, 2011

Cloudy House / LASC studio http://t.co/OYHiSJnX

Takina E. · September 19, 2011

Via @ArchDaily - Cloudy House / LASC studio http://t.co/mb2VIs9z #architecture

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