Renovation In Bruges / ROOM & ROOM

© Nina Mallants & Tom Vanhee

Architects: ROOM & ROOM / Tom Vanhee
Location: , Belgium
Project area: 213 sqm
Project year: 2009 – 2010
Photographs: Nina Mallants & Tom Vanhee

© Nina Mallants & Tom Vanhee
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In the shadow of the cathedral the protected building is since the 17th century pharmacy and a home. Expand wishes for the pharmacy made looking to expand the house. To connect the adjoining apartment to the attic floor offers the solution. Intensive discussions with the service heritage results in a integration into the sensitive historic urban texture.

© Nina Mallants & Tom Vanhee

Shed roofs are connecting the bays of the historical roof trusses with the side lying flat. They bring light and space in the heart of the new house. The support functions of the house are grouped in the former apartment. This makes the attic fully opened and the trusses are restored to their value as defining elements in the space. Two contemporary sink dormer give the house a new identity restored. They open the closeness of the attic without compromising the historical character of the city.

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Cite: "Renovation In Bruges / ROOM & ROOM" 05 Jan 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 22 May 2015. <>
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