MANCAVE HOUSE EXTENSION
Dammam, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Client: M. A. Al Raqtan
Plot size: n.a.
Discipline: Architecture and Interior
In the Al Hizam Al Thahabi district in Dammam, a house is being expanded with a roof structure. The house is part of a high density building structure of 12 detached houses. The building percentage of these houses is extremely high.
The extension of the house is a so-called ‘man cave’ on the roof of the house. In this ‘man cave’ with a pantry and toilet, a space has been accommodated for study and reflection.
Because the houses are designed in a postmodernist manner, the addition is almost formless. The extension on the roof therefore does not harm the image of the houses. The extension is covered with a skin of expanded metal, which is also sun-resistant. Partly due to the skin and rounded corners, the extension has become shapeless. The balustrade on the roof was already formed by the extended existing facade. The roof will be provided with wooden terraces and planted flower boxes. The outside terrace is used as an outdoor space in winter.