Textual content description supplied by the architects. Peristilio is a 60m2 dwelling extension that features the enlargement of the lounge, enhancing the connection between inside residing areas and the house’s backyard. Designed in response to the shopper’s want for a compact, however spacious dwelling extension the sensitively responded to the location circumstances. Situated within the Dutch province of Utrecht, Netherlands, B2A drew inspiration from additional afield, with a fringe colonnade construction. This recollects a Roman peristilio blurring the road between the backyard, terrace, and inside, whereas nonetheless presenting a contemporary construction that reconciles with the native constructed atmosphere.
Transferring from exterior, to inside, this sheltered however open perimeter hall serves as a transitional step, unifying the brand new rear brick and concrete facade with a rhythmic cohesion created by the repetition of the columns. The outspoken illumination idea extends the shadows on the columns to reinforce the theatricality of the terrace. The fluid interior-exterior area that this terrace creates capabilities as a room certain by three faces, with its fourth face being the speedy connection to the backyard. Transferring by means of the extension from the lounge facilitates a tranquil however cadenced transition from indoors to open air.
Supplies reinforce the transition. White stucco partitions and a concrete ground, in addition to a picket inbuilt e book closet, create a quietly elegant background giving heart stage to the expertise of indoors assembly open air. Facade supplies are equally subdued with the peristilio’s nuanced mixture of brick and concrete speaking each solidity and timelessness, consistent with the extension’s Roman inspiration.
Frames round window and sliding door openings have a stone gray aluminum profile, mixing in with the full composition, in addition to being a sturdy and high-performing materials. “An individual’s house is their palace. Peristilio’s colonnade’s curvilinear outside ‘room’, which references Italian palazzos, lends class and class to what could possibly be a really peculiar extension.” – B2A Founding Accomplice, Tjerk Increase. As an extension, Peristilio presents a chance to enhance the vitality efficiency of the prevailing dwelling. Triple-glazed home windows, photo voltaic panels on the roof, and distributed in-floor heating mitigate further heating prices and enhance the dwelling’s whole efficiency.