Most European countries strive to preserve old buildings and repair historical and cultural monuments. Usually, the best way to maintain them is by welcoming new strength and new ideas of architectural enthusiasm to repair the lost beauty of the past. That is why it is common to see a blend of old and new, with old buildings being restored and revitalized through a modern approach.
Fortunately, the hesitation to develop this old house was not in vain. It met a new owner who knew how to appreciate its historical beauty. He said, "I like the sloping roof of this house the most" and preserved the original appearance of the entire dwelling. The transformation took nearly a year, and the pitched roof with its original wooden structure was retained. During the dismantlement of the decoration, three layers of wooden boards about 20 centimetres thick were removed, revealing traditional brick walls that could be finally seen and appreciated once more.
The original look is truly valuable and allows for the designer’s concept to be seen: to compromise and coexist with the existing space using natural and simple materials. Huang’s design includes pebbles, tiled roofs, and hollow tiles to complement the historic build, filling the exterior walls with green vines, honeysuckle, and natural ground. Revitalizing the exterior does not require a gorgeous interior, and it suddenly becomes the most trendy ESG green architecture.