Architect: Bovenbouw Architectuur
Design staff: Dirk Somers, Merijn Muller and Christopher Paesbrugghe
Yr: 2009 – 2012
Consumer: Bruun Geysen en Nadia Spoelders
Pictures: Karin Borghouts & Michiel De Cleene
The extension of a typical semi-open terraced home in Mortsel doesn’t take the type of a stereotypical addition, however that of a fully-fledged second residence. With its sequence of rooms, hearth, and staircase, the brand new two-story home displays the property in entrance. It’s also executed in brick and boasts a equally profiled tiled roof. The facade of this ‘secret annex’ faces the backyard.
The place the front and back of the home be a part of, the sidewall of the extension folds inwards. This interrupts the lengthy alleyway and creates a small outside house. We used the masonry sidewall to disclose the cross-section of the brand new home and allowed it to play a decisive function throughout the inside, the place the identical brickwork is sustained.
White paintwork has a unifying impact. The wall thus turns into an summary collage of textures.