O+A is commissioned by a private client to design an addition to a detached villa. The project entails the design of a carport for two cars and a conference space. The villa, designed and built in the 1970s, has an extroverted addition which was completed in the 1990s. In averting a cacophony of material and form, the villa was taken as a starting point for this latest addition.
The climatised conference space is enclosed with minimally detailed, structural glazing. The carport is not climatised and is enclosed with timber boards, which seamlessly continue into the ceiling- and wall finishing. The timber boards form, along with the three timber frames, a sequence of sections which determine the interior. Beneath the roof, a dialogue arises between material and space.
The project was completed in July 2009. Aside from performing common architectural design tasks, O+A assumed the roles of chief contractor and glass engineer.