Textual content description offered by the architects. The positioning is that of a typical Flemish house in an equally typical suburban neighborhood bordering the countryside. The consumer is a retired artwork books writer keen to carry his assortment house. The design proposes a separate architectural entity: a wedge-shaped quantity clad in steel.
It’s conceived as a library pavilion, an area solely enveloped by picket cabinets, bearing the books in addition to the roof. The house opens up in direction of the again backyard and adjoining meadows. The challenge was accompanied by the development of a wild-flower backyard and a bee hive.
The extension positions itself in opposition to the facet of the prevailing constructing. The indirect place of the brand new façade makes the amount largely disappear from the attitude of the road, sustaining the typology of the indifferent home. From the within, the indirect wall opens the view to the rear, the place a big full-width window frames the backyard and the panorama.
The adjoining place additionally preserves most visibility from the prevailing constructing on the again, whereas realizing a most of the newly constructed floor. The connection to the home is subsequently made on the nook. One present window right here is remodeled right into a passageway and a brand new skylight compensates for the native lack of daylight.
The facades are clad in galvanized metal sheets and are given a vertical rhythm that permits backyard storage and entrance doorways to be seamlessly built-in. The fabric refers back to the barn doorways of the close by agricultural buildings and displays the encompassing greenery and sky colours.