Two Belgian architectural studios, Raamwerk and Van Gelder Tilleman, joined their forces, in order to design robust house for a sculptor.
The challenge was to create a residence, that will include a living space, but also a workshop. The sequence of workshop space creates seamless ambiguity between indoor and outdoor area. "A shifted position on the plot provides adequate privacy but also opens up some chosen views on the surroundings.
Workshop and house each have their own spatial proportions, but they share the same idiom. The two structures are slightly different, but have the same formal language,” explained the architects.
The remarkable facade is defined by the rhythm of the wooden beams, covered by raw brick. The ends of beams are visible in the interior. Besides beams, the main interior material pallet consist of a natural sand render, polished concrete and white oiled plywood. Combined with large window openings, each room has its own identity through the different changing light.