Three elements make up the Hofmann house project. An extruded cover in the longitudinal direction of the ground with a “T” shape is the framework in which space is inhabited. This geometry let us feel the sea, protecting from prying eyes, having the sense of living without neighbors.
An urban walled courtyard house occupying a tough public site, this home was designed for my own family. Brick construction references a material used in many of the original houses in the neighbourhood and provides a memory of the previous house on the site.
This passively designed extension and renovation creates a warm, robust, family and pet friendly space, while protecting a mature Magnolia x soulangeana tree and maximising garden area.
This sustainable smart house is one of opposites; breaching the gap between last century’s construction methods and next century’s technology and ideology.
Ideally sited just below a ridgeline, with panoramic views stretching southeast from Oneroa Bay, to Hakaimango Point and the Hauraki Gulf beyond, the Tiri House was designed to take advantage of the views without sacrificing protection and refuge from the elements.
A young family in Hilversum had the desire to expand their house built in the thirties to include a larger living kitchen at the house. By linking the garage, formally standing loose on the site, with the house through a new spacious extension created a playful expansion …