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House G-S / GRAUX & BAEYENS architecten

  • 01:00 - 17 June, 2012
House G-S / GRAUX & BAEYENS architecten
House G-S / GRAUX & BAEYENS architecten, © Luc Roymans 
© Luc Roymans 

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House G-S in Ghent, Belgium

This 19th century corner house is located at the Muide waterfront area with a unique view on the old city harbor docks of Ghent, Belgium. The project started by stripping the dilapidated house of all excess. The essence was conserved by means of the façade, the stairwell and the roof truss, each of them serving as a rough coat to envelop the new spaces.

© Luc Roymans 
© Luc Roymans 

The rooms and living spaces are conceived as a stack of volumes, a white sculpture inserted in the existing casing. Several strategically located cutouts offer a variety of well-defined views. Inside the house, this approach brings contrast to each level, interplaying the original and new elements. Contrast is enhanced by the colours and textures of the selected material.

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The living functions are inverted with respect to a conventional terraced house. This means that the bedrooms are located on the ground floor, the lounge can be found on the first floor and the kitchen, dining room occupy the top floor with an adjacent enclosed patio. The architects have aimed to create a symbiosis between contemporary residential living and the charm of a 19th century Belgian corner house.

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Witkowski Boguslaw · March 06, 2013

We architects are used to the hardships of life and in expressing our creativity in architecture. Especially in Belgium where in private sector in the one family housing express your creativity is still often considered as “criminal” face to the dense administrative regulations ;-)
Congratulations for this courageous architecture in Belgium!

René Souverijn · June 22, 2012

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Bristol Bifold · June 20, 2012

We are huge fans of the giant pivot-out windows on this Belgian house. Our only question: are there no bugs in Belgium? http://t.co/zrYoHWja

AllAboutDoor&Windows · June 20, 2012

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Let | Logic Ltd. · June 19, 2012

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julien · June 18, 2012

I know, but it's still difficult.

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Massimo Rodighiero · June 18, 2012

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H-J · June 18, 2012

Julien, who cares how hard it will be to live in, it's the architect's private house...

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Erik Joya · June 18, 2012

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Julien · June 18, 2012

this architecture is everything and anything
it's a architecture very hard to live.
Modernist to the bitter end.
We need clever architecte.
Sometime we make mistake and here it's the case.

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