Spacious, bright and the contemporary house is a category which should be included in the house project briefing. Because those factors are important to measure our living space, whether it is comfortable or not. This time I will review a house which has those categories. Should I begin? Then check he review below!
Lately, I have got the information about a home design which called the House DS. I have observed that this house is completed designed by the GRAUX & BAEYENS architecten. I measure that the site area covers for about 1,071 square meters and the built area for about 312 square meters. It was completed in 2011.
There, the living space is situated in a typical residential area. The plots are characterized by the large rear gardens and negligible side garden strips. The property can be described as a typical Belgian ‘fermette’, or farmhouse imitation from the Seventies. The information which I have gathered before said that the client acquired the property 10 years ago. The brief was to transform the house to ensure spacious, bright and contemporary living.
Unlike the total make-over the client had in mind, the architects chose to conserve the archetype of the farmlike house and add an extension that strived for a dissonance, a confrontation, aimed at sharpening both entities and achieve a symbiosis between old and new. Of this living space, four volumes are placed against the existing volume as large canvases, to capture light and form a new rear. A fifth, separate volume contains the pool house. These two interventions, the extension and the pool house, thus define the large garden area, connected by the terraces and the pool.
The other parts of the shell remain untouched and preserve the sight of an individually readable volume. But in the inside, a fusion of the old and the new is created. The new space formed by the canvases connects through a continuous wall cupboard to the existing L-shaped living room and opens as a trampled fan into the light.