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Canopy House / MDMA

  • 01:00 - 10 May, 2011
Canopy House / MDMA
Canopy House / MDMA, © Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin

© Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Pajottenlandstraat, Halle, Belgium
  • Architect

    Martine de Maeseneer Architects (MDMA)
  • Area

    600.0 sqm
  • Photographs

From the architect. This eye-catching house in the picturesque Pajottenland landscape was designed by MDMA. Although its form stands in contrast to the surrounding area, the exterior walls and roof reflect the traditional colors of earthernware with gray-brown wooden shingles and polycarbonate sheet with dark orange insulation behind. The result is a house that both fits and stands out from its setting.

© Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin

The sloping roofs and facades make the house appears like a piece of moveable furniture that is detached from the agricultural land it stands on. Inside, the house is divided in two through the use of long sloping ramps. A staircase provides a shortcut between the living quarters to the entrance, but there are no shortcuts to the private spaces. This keeps the maximum distance between the private and communal spaces.

© Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin

The house with its grand glass exterior walls gives a generous feeling of openness. The spacious interior design met the client’s need to entertain many guests. The house includes a high-ceilinged library, two archive rooms, music room, and a wine cellar.

© Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin
Cite: "Canopy House / MDMA" 10 May 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/133196/canopy-house-mdma/>
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22 Comments

Æ-LING · May 17, 2011

http://bit.ly/jFryZO - Canopy House by MDMA. Looks like it´s moving. #architecture

linetrio · May 11, 2011

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Adrem · May 11, 2011

Interesting concept, but the way-too-large scale messes the whole thing up: if I read correctly the plans, the footprint of this house almost reaches 400 square meters...

Ryan Knock · May 11, 2011

the exterior form is gorgeuous ... but all i see on the inside is ramp ... very strange, cold and wasteful .... seems like a public library (on a completely unrelated tangent)

tDA · May 11, 2011

Why the colossal waste of space and money eaten up to build that institutional looking ramp? How annoying would that be to walk up and down a dozen times a day?

Somosarquitectura · May 11, 2011

Canopy House en Pajottenland (los chistes, en los comentarios), Bélgica, de la oficina MDMA. Visto en Archdaily. http://fb.me/HpFcmCFQ

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Poulin Giroux Alexandre · May 11, 2011

Its an original form. But i dont like the back.

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E-tard · May 11, 2011

Great name for an architecture office.

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up_today_arch · May 10, 2011

very unusual house... actually I like the form of the buildinng and not sure about internal look...

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