Presented below, House DZ, situated in Mullem, a village in the municipality of Asse, Flemish Brabant, Belgium, is a new construction of a private house for a single family and a space for physiotherapist practice. At the beginning, the architects met with a few significant restrictions. Narrow plot and dense program, as well as planning regulations, which required a minimum clear gap of 4 metres between the neighbours on both sides, influenced on the shape of the architecture in a great way.
Due to such a limitations, the architects decided to switch the traditional dwelling program. They located all daylight functions, such as kitchen, dining, living and terraces on the first floor, while bedrooms and bathrooms on first storey. This decision allowed to use natural sunlight in the most commonly used spaces. To achieve maximum direct sun light and beautiful views, the volume of the building was divided into smaller cubes. As the client requested a physiotherapy practice to be located into the house, the ground floor was defined by a narrow corridor with two stairs mirroring each other. They separate the private and public space, while at the same time form a comfortable entrance to the building.