This home in Rotterdam underwent a refurbishment to incorporate a rear extension, altering the layout of the ground and first floor. The ground floor of this home is sunken, below the external ground level, allowing the glazing to cover two of the impressive 4 storeys.
Due to the sunken nature of the home, the garden area where the steel framed glazing sits, is reached by a couple of steps. The ground floor staircase and landing area are low enough to benefit from the expansive views of the manicured garden beyond the glazing.
The glazing systems are bespoke made to suit the property’s requirements, each element carefully constructed to forge a strong bond between the open plan living spaces and the outside area.
When closed, the glazing is perfectly symmetrical, the difference between fixed and moving elements barely visible. This homeowner opted for bifolding doors to suit their needs, with the ability to slide and stack effortlessly to one side for an indoor-outdoor style of living.
On one side of the 5 pane bifolding door is fixed glazing, forming perfect symmetry with the steel casement door on the other side. The casement door grants access just like the bifolds, without opening up the whole doorway.
The bifolding door, casement door and fixed pane on the ground level all a have glazing bar on the upper half, separating the glazing for a modern aesthetic whilst remaining slim framed and sleek.
The sharp edges perfectly complement the rectangular shape of the building, keeping in uniform with the exterior design. above the bifolding doors, there is a second layer of glazing, this time not as tall and in a fixed configuration.
The slim steel frames are finished in a bronze colour to contrast the pale exterior building materials. From inside the expansive home, the slim frames allow a massive amount of natural light and expansive views.