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Private houses: new buildings and renovations

Tangram Architekten also works on behalf of private individuals, usually on special request. We design houses, but are also specialized in renovations. The requirements of the residents and their lifestyle are paramount.

Space and daylight
Our approach is always to create the greatest possible spaciousness so that a house feels more spacious than it really is. Daylight is an important key in this.┬áIn addition, we pay a lot of attention to the layout so that the various residential functions get a clear place. Whether it’s cooking, eating, playing, watching TV, listening to music or reading a book on the couch. Sometimes you want to do that in a space that is in contact with other parts of the house, sometimes in a more private environment. This involves the right balance between the total spatiality and the degree of intimacy per function.

Living with the seasons
A house does not stand alone. The immediate environment (garden and outdoor space) is part of the living pleasure. In the Netherlands we spend most of our time indoors, that’s why it’s nice if a house ‘sympathizes’ with the seasons, without you having to go outside. We take this into account when designing. Some places have a clear relationship with the outside and are more open, others embrace you and provide intimate warmth in the winter, such as a seating area around a fireplace. This applies not only to new construction but also to renovations. Because in every house there is a second life, often with a revolutionary different setup and layout. Much more is possible than expected. The sustainability is in the reuse. At the same time you add value with a well-converted home.

Photos: renovated house from the 60s