We truly appreciate the work of Belgian practice Hans Verstuyft Architects and it’s a pleasure to present you one of their older, but impressive project — Penthouse Britselei — a place in Antwerp, that serves as a workplace but also as a home.
The team of Hans Verstuyft Architects restructed an office from 1960s, what resulted as a spacious commercial space on the ground floor, combined with a cozy penthouse and a rooftop pool with a stunning view over the city.
As the architects said, “By carving out a spacious patio garden, a generous Urban Villa with an amazing sense of space and openness was created.”
Penthouse Britselei is organised to provide both — privacy, but also contact with the surroundings. Thanks to diagonal vistas around the thirty five years old tree, the patio garden is present even while working being inside. “The garden connects and shapes the surrounding areas, including library, living room, kitchen, TV room and bedrooms. Fireplaces in library and kitchen contribute to the real home feeling one does not expect to have on top of an office building,” added the architects.