House V-C

Graux & Baeyens architecten, Lede , 2011

 

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House V-C began with the clients request to upgrade the existing building and to make a small extension to enhance the building

The site slopes downhill from the building into a beautiful woodlands. The extension re-connects the existing building with this natural context. The inhabitant’s relationship with their external surroundings is improved by creating a space with full transparency whilst also retaining a measure of privacy. The added space incorporates a living room and covered terrace.

The ease of movement from the living space to the terrace and the garden along with the simple threshold between these spaces means that the owners can enjoy their garden in every season and the building is truly connected to its surroundings.

The transparent space is supported on a solid plinth. The solid volume is in bedded in the slope of the site and creates a basement under the living room. The construction of the plinth reflects this as it is a simple massive block construction with some blocks slightly offset to create a solid rugged form contrasting the clean transparent space above.

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  • Begun: Apr 2010
  • Completed: Aug 2011
  • Floor area: 300m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £96,000
  • Procurement: Private
  • Address: Essestraat 170, Lede , Belgium

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