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House DM-VL / GRAUX & BAEYENS Architecten

  • Architects: GRAUX & BAEYENS Architecten
  • Location: Hoogstraat 1 – 9890 Gavere, Belgium
  • Architects: GRAUX & BAEYENS architecten
  • Site Area: 663 m2
  • Area: 219.1 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Philippe Brysse

© Philippe Brysse © Philippe Brysse © Philippe Brysse © Philippe Brysse

From the architect. The available area of the existing dwelling no longer meets the needs of the client. The design for the renovation of the house shaped various housing functions through an internal node. The new organization creates an interesting space. The living and dining room are pulled up to the ridge and get zenithal light. The window openings are positioned so that the living spaces receive an east-south-west orientation. In the living room, a new fireplace is fitted. The fireplace is a compositional element in the facade.

© Philippe Brysse
© Philippe Brysse

On the ground floor a kitchen, living and dining area, storage room, dressing room, bedroom and bathroom are provided.
The covered outdoor area at the rear is suppressed.
To the living room and kitchen is a paved terrace with pond.

© Philippe Brysse
© Philippe Brysse

The outer shell is cooled by gray stucco facade in isolation. The existing roofing and roof are in good condition and are maintained. Consequently, the cornice height maintained at 2.65m. By adding the stucco facade, the building is 13.20m long and 8.20m wide.

© Philippe Brysse
© Philippe Brysse
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