Conversion and addition of a single-family house in a sub-urban environment
This detached house from the 1930s in Kleinmachnow, in the south-west of Berlin city limits near Zehlendorf, is to be converted and renovated to meet the needs of a young family. Over the course of time, the two-storey house with a hipped roof has undergone several alterations. The original doors and windows from the period of construction were replaced. In addition, the building was reshaped by several extensions.
By relocating the entrance, a generous sequence of rooms with optimised use of space was created on the ground floor. In order to increase the space available beyond this, a further upper floor is planned. This is to be built on top of the existing floor in timber construction instead of the hipped roof.
Prompted by the necessary energetic renovation of the shell, the façade will receive a rear-ventilated wooden cladding covering the insulation. It gives the house a completely new look and a more visible presence appropriate to the generous plot. Important elements of the existing building, such as the arrangement of the windows and the bay window facing the garden, are adopted.