The German practice kadawittfeldarchitektur realised this prefabricated loft – based on a wooden frame construction – on top of an existing single family house in Aachen / Germany in 2007. The gladding is made from larch wood without any kind of paintwork – the silvery gray discoulouration of the wood is specifically desired.
Here is what the architects explain:
“Loft L is located in the south of Aachen within a mixed context of detached 1-3 story dwellings and single-family homes. The building extension consists of prefabricated timber framework elements placed on top of an existing house from the late 50s. The specific shape was generated according to zoning constraints existing on site. The extension has generated additional living space, a “parent floor” for a young pair with two children. The project and its construction was featured on local TV, and with its unique shape, selection of materials, and the new “view” created, the building can be seen as a role model for similar rooftop extensions.”
Project Management: Dipl.Ing. Daniel Trappen
Location: Aachen (DE)
Construction Volume: GFA 68 m², cubature 190 m³