baksvanwengerden: SH house
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oct 01, 2012
baksvanwengerden: SH house

‘SH house’ by baksvanwengerden, bentveld, the netherlands
image © yvonne brandwijk, kaj van geel
all images courtesy of baksvanwengerden




amsterdam-based practice baksvanwengerden has just completed the ‘SH house’, an enlargement to an existing home in a village between haarlem and the north sea coast in bentveld, the netherlands. constructed in 1932, the masonry exterior is topped with a gable roof with overhanging eaves. appearing to continue the slope of the pitched roof, the angled sidewalls of the concrete intervention form a triangular section when viewed from the yard. the original interior was very dark and enclosed due to a compartmental organization which separated functions. removal of the internal partitions created an open floor plan which directs views towards the garden, framed by the white walls of the porch at the rear of the dwelling. the straight run stairway acts as a backbone to the living arrangement, connecting the ground level to the first floor and attic.


rear elevation frames views to the garden
image © yvonne brandwijk, kaj van geel


concrete intervention attaches to the masonry exterior dating to 1932
image © yvonne brandwijk, kaj van geel


image © yvonne brandwijk, kaj van geel


(left) kitchen
(right) living area
images © yvonne brandwijk, kaj van geel


patio illuminated at night
image © yvonne brandwijk, kaj van geel


rear elevation at night
image © yvonne brandwijk, kaj van geel

floor plan / level 0


floor plan / level 1


floor plan / level 2





project info:


programme: alteration and addition of a house
gross floor area: 210m2
project architects: gijs baks, jacco van wengerden
contributors: freek bronsvoort, milda grabauskaite
stuctural engineer: ingenieursbureau man, amsterdam
interior designer: baksvanwengerden architecten, amsterdam
contractor: H&B bouw, sassenheim
interior fit-out: thomas meubels, amsterdam
project cost: confidential
status: commenced 03.2011, completed 06.2012
photography: yvonne brandwijk, kaj van geel



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