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One house, three homes

Three families unite to buy a three-storey villa that needed to be reconstructed, with a goal to live there together yet apart. Separate floors and material choices bring individuality

Pendants provide splashes of colour in the first
Pendants provide splashes of colour in the first floor cream and wood kitchen.

Designed by No Architects

From the architecture firm:

For this project, three families united their effort (and money) to buy a three-storey villa that needed to be reconstructed.

No Architects had to find a rational way to reinvent the building to accommodate all three groups.

"We designed a completely separate apartment for each of the families on each floor. In addition, we excavated and deepened the cellar to accommodate shared spaces, including a laundry, cellars and a technical background area, plus a shared club room.


Material-coded – wood floors feature on the second
Material-coded – wood floors feature on the second floor of the repurposed house.

We maintained the home’s 1930s character as it was originally intended – a structure dominating the houses in the block.

We added new window openings to enhance the gable symmetry and reinstated its tectonic poetry (the science or art of construction, both in relation to use and artistic design) lost due to the installation of thermal insulation cladding.

The garden concept completes the overall design of this urban housing. We demolished the garage and built three bike parking structures and a common gardening tools shed in its place." 

Third floor living space with distinctive flooring.
Third floor living space with distinctive flooring.

Individual apartments were designed respecting the spirit of the house which in turn was translated to reflect the distinctive living style language of the individual families.

Credit list

Renovating architect
2nd floor
Oak floor; furniture – lacquered MDF, oak
Stairs
Terrazzo
1st floor
Ceramic floor; furniture – lacquered MDF, oak
3rd floor
Cement floor; furniture – lacquered MDF, ash

Designed by: NO Architects

Story by: Trendsideas

Photography by: Studio Flusser

11 Apr, 2021

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