Architect: Bovenbouw Architectuur
Design crew: Dirk Somers, William Burgess and Merijn Muller
Yr: 2018 – 2019
Consumer: Rika Devos and Sebastiaan Vansteenberghe
Pictures: Filip Dujardin
The extension and alteration of a 4-storey townhouse for a household in Antwerp. The home is on a road of 19th century city homes close to the Sint-Willibrorduskerk in Antwerp.
By eradicating the wall supporting the steps a bigger hallway is created permitting extra daylight to enter the home. The kitchen has been moved from the again of the home to the centre and is seen from the hallway by inside glazing. On the rear of the home a brand new backyard room is made with a draped timber roof creating a light-weight and chic home ambiance.
On the primary ground the room to the rear of the home is opened as much as the staircase altering the spatial expertise of ascending the steps and a timber display screen hides small rooms behind it. A brand new lavatory is made round a curved tiled wall on the second ground of the home.
The home’s unique 19th century inside would have as soon as been given character from the figurative gesture of the chimney. In the home on Lovelingstraat the one remaining chimneys are within the entrance rooms on the road facet. Now the lacking figuration of the interiors are restored by establishing new figurative components: the plaster wainscoting, the oak studwork wall, the metal truss, the I-beam, the folded timber display screen and the curved tiled wall.
Acquainted supplies are used for these components with a end so as to add specificity or to carry a fabric nearer to a home ambiance. The colors chosen are to be seen collectively as one strikes by the home, as one determine in entrance of one other. The darkish blue wainscoting within the foreground, the deep crimson oak studwork as center floor and the Sulphur yellow truss within the background.