This former garage in the garden of a luxury house in the centre of Rotterdam was repurposed as a guesthouse.
The facade was insulated with a modern textile based fiber system and reinforced with a stainless steel mesh. To cover the wall system we applied a made on site base layer, composed of lime putty and river sand and finish it with a softly coloured floated lime stucco mixed with marble sand.
The deep matt and bright characteristics of the floated plaster in Baroque White adds to the liveliness of the garden around it.
Project type: Residential Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands Size: 35 m2
Main entrance -
The main entrance of the old garage.
Base layer -
Lime putty and silica sand base layer on textile based insulation system with stainless steel mesh. The plinth is separated with stainless steel profiles to prevent any capillarities.
Base layer and plinth -
Getting the base straight
Base layer -
As the base layer is straighten and dry, work can begin on the plinth, made with an on site mixed hydraulic lime with silica sand.
Finished plinth -
Floated hydraulic lime plaster of the plinth
Detail of the structure of the floated plaster, the Baroque White fitting perfectly with the rose growing beside the garage.
Close-up of the plaster connecting to the copper window frame. A detail is only perfect when it is perfect.
Natural materials -
Close-up of the copper rain pipe. The natural materials of the building highlight each other.
End result -
Street view of main entrance of the guesthouse with the garden in the back.
Custom made plasters
Artisan Stucco hydrated lime plasters are designed to be customized to exactly fit the technical and visual needs of your project.
The highly adaptable layer system of the plaster makes it possible to combine various technical mortars to fit a wide range of old and modern construction systems and situations.