A typical 50’s settlement house in Münster is now getting too compact for the family of five and has to be expanded: at first, the children’s rooms on the upper floor are increased by a dormer window, providing a visual connection with the garden through its generous glass facade. Deep window sills create new amenity value with a view of the river Werse and its surrounding fields.
In addition, an annex expands both the existing ground floor room and creates an additional room. With a large step, direct access to the garden is created. A permeable larch cladding covers both the façade and the roof of the wooden frame construction, giving it a sculptural appearance.
Larch cladding is also used for the renovation of the former garage into a sauna, the bike and the tool shed. This keeps the newly added components clearly readable, yet it generates a unified design concept.