Completed 2011
100 sq m

With very little intervention to the exterior this renovation to a small two-storey cottage opens up a highly compartmentalized plan and maximizes…everything. Existing divisions are removed and all services are tightly organized along the party wall, tucked in behind and under the stair. A new sliding window opens the full width of the ground floor at the back and borrows some much needed breathing room from the garden. Upstairs, a second bathroom above the kitchen and a laundry/storage volume in the center create two rooms while making efficient use of space and infrastructure. Both floors now maintain a fluid, warm, and bright space that makes the most of the existing shell and the narrow 55 m2 footprint.