Since the first time Guelo Nunes Arquitetura came to this house, they knew that it need a major intervention. “The walls on the ground floor interrupted the communication between the internal spaces and also their connection with the exterior of the house. On the first floor, the distribution was disconnected and fragmented, whit small and low quality spaces. When studying the original division of the house, I realized that the original living room area was too narrow, the entry hall too generous and the kitchen and dining area too big.”
“This house means everything to us because it is the fruit of constant efforts to pursue our dreams,” said the homeowners, a married couple of young age and active lifestyle. They have just bought this house and decided to renovate it into a new living space and home office. It’s an office for their fashion factory that producing handcrafted leather products.
This notary business is Govaert & Vanhoutte’ project that is more as a carefully composed campus instead of a conventional office one.
This time, Freehouse have to redesign a Victorian brick house into a house with a balanced combination of minimalism, a material-led approach and clever interventions that respond to their clients’ needs. The design appears modest, but packs when it comes to the clients’ expectations.
SNOW House is a private residence and office function all at once. Even though it only have a small frontage, the architect successfully synchronizes the facade to create the illusion of spaciousness.