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Roof House by Leth & Gori (DK)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 17.06.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Roof House by Leth & Gori, photo: Stamers Kontor and Leth & Gori

Roof House by Leth & Gori, photo: Stamers Kontor and Leth & Gori

Architects Leth & Gori have transformed and extended an existing villa in Fredensborg, Denmark by building upwards.

 

 

Roof House by Leth & Gori, photo: Stamers Kontor and Leth & Gori

Roof House by Leth & Gori, photo: Stamers Kontor and Leth & Gori

Say the architects, “The existing house is occupied by a family with three children and the specific needs of the family formed the basis of the project. Planning restrictions on the site called for a careful and minimal approach and this lead to the idea of extending the house by upwards by adding a series of roof buildings.”

 

Roof House by Leth & Gori, photo: Stamers Kontor and Leth & Gori

Roof House by Leth & Gori, photo: Stamers Kontor and Leth & Gori

“This way the project adds a new bedroom and a workspace as well as skylights and sleeping platforms for all the children’s bedrooms.”

 

Roof House by Leth & Gori, photo: Stamers Kontor and Leth & Gori

Roof House by Leth & Gori, photo: Stamers Kontor and Leth & Gori

“In addition the project includes redesign of the facade making it more energy efficient and adding new and larger openings.”

 

Roof House by Leth & Gori, photo: Stamers Kontor and Leth & Gori

Roof House by Leth & Gori, photo: Stamers Kontor and Leth & Gori

“The roof construction and skylights is wrapped in asphalt roll roofing. The new roof opens up the house towards the tree tops and the sky. The changing light filtered through the branches. The sound of the wind in the trees.”

 

PROJECT DATA
Project: Roof House
Address: Fredensborg, Denmark
Client: Private client
Year: 2011-2015
Area: 250m2 refurbishment and 35m2 addition
Architect: Leth & Gori
Engineer: Jørgen Nielsen Rådgivende Ingeniører

 

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