This project concerns a former smithy, which was extended in 1989 and should now be converted into apartments.
Our concept foresees a visible distinction between the extension and the main house that will make the conversion clearly distinguishable. The character of the old building should remain, with just a few alterations to tie it in with the new extension.
The connecting level should be visible from the outside. The tower (lift shaft) should be identifiable in form, as should the glazed staircase. A part of the original roof of the former building should be removed to let more daylight into the loft apartment, and since the roof is south-facing, also particularly to form a spacious terrace.
The roof will have no eaves in this area, and will blend almost seamlessly into the façade. The roofed area will also be covered by the same wooden boards. The roofed area and all the wall surfaces are to have a uniform grey colour, which will be highlighted by the weather conditions (snow, rain and sun).