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20Jan/15

134 loroba

something in the 1st floor bathroom of a 1860s chapelfieldian terrace seems to have had some leak – one day it all went down to ground floor. the collapsed extension was replaced by a single-storey annex, kitchen & bathroom, in the early 1980s.

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the situation as seen from the garden (photo: alexandra ribeiro)

with the task to
_add a new 1st floor bathroom
_expand the kitchen in ground floor
_create a roof-top-terrace on 2nd floor
we devellopped three alternatives for this wonderful, largely unspoiled example of a coventrian dwelling, part of the watchmakers quarter:

top-up

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kitchen window replaced by double-door; solar-deck on 2nd floor (model from laser-cut finish wood pulp board)

keeps the existing but cleared-out and cleaned-up ground-floor structure as plynth for the 1st floor bathroom in a rather pragmatic, build-on approach.

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left: ground floor with kitchen & wc; right: bathcube with sun-deck

deep space thirty

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prefabricated wooden frame-construction; proportions to recall workshop windows

really enjoys the long-and-narrow typology of the terraced house by further slimming down the width of the new-built add-on it furthermore adapts the organisation of the house, the narrow serving space slice aligned to the served space.

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left: ground floor with kitchen & wc; right: bathroom with sun-deck

the plug

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left: ground floor with kitchen & storage; right: bathroom with sun-deck

as antipode to the conventional approach represented by deep space thirty, the plug comes in full-width, cutting-off a li‘l yard of the garden, allows for bi-directional natural light and three-dimensional floor. Continue reading

09Feb/13

120 elisabAth

universal design [here: bathroom/tub] for elisabeth: does it have to be one of them ridiculously over-prized systems, whose prizes refer exclusively to the max the health insurances are willing to pay when it comes to de-barrierifying sanitary units?
positively not!
we developed an a) easy fittable/customizable, b) low impact, c) low cost strategy, lending the easy-to-shape eps/xps topped with fiber-re-inforced resin strategy from the surfboard-industry, its surface analoguely waxed for perfect grip.
we added a spray-protecting translucent sheet of plastic held by a bend stainless tube that additionaly serves for holding-on purposes without looking too much like we are in serious geriatry here. it can hold towels too.
the, now exposed, lower part of the wall formerly covered by the bathtub is waterprotected with the means of flat-roof-construction: roofing membrane pressed to the prefabricated shower-unit and just pressed to the wall when on site.
job done in a day.

[not build due to non-approval by the landlord]

or we try the simple, but smart version:

30May/05

056 ammerlandbad

ein kleineres bauvorhaben: ein badezimmer von 2,50 x 2,50 meter. die allgegenwärtige g’schamige installationswand kommt hier in zwei abarten vor: zur linken, eine lendenschurzhafte schwebende schale, an der wc und waschbecken andocken, in der spülkasten, badezimmerschrank, illumination und ein eingezogener spiegel platz finden. und die rohre sieht man bisserl raushängen. zur rechten stopfen wir die wanne in die wand.

[holzverbundwerkstofftafeln als schreiner-gerechter ausbau, pigmentierter und hartgeölter zementestrich]