Loft FOR / adn Architectures

© Filip Dujardin

Architects: adn Architectures
Location: Brussels,
Area: 96.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Filip Dujardin

© Filip Dujardin

From the architect. Let’s get straight to the point: an imposed decorum, four walls and a few windows, functional needs to sleep, eat read and wash.

Box Construction Isometric

Two internal bodies that embrace the envelope without touching it, opaque, translucent, airy, abstract.

A place :

An unfinished surface of 96 square meters: walls made of terracotta blocks, raw concrete ceiling, windows on two of the four walls and two technical ducts.

Ground Floor Plan

A program :

Design it for a couple who want a loft conversion type of interior design with efficient use of space.

© Filip Dujardin

An answer :

Seek purity of form and functional simplicity.

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Means :

Creation of a minimum of two new volumes and use of a very limited set of materials.

Plans

Organisation :

Two volumes are built and three pieces of furniture are installed to structure the volume.

The two metallic volumes on the ground floor welcome the two functions that require doors that close: the bathroom and the laundry room. The top floors of the volumes conceal a bedroom and an office.

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The position of these volumes alongside technical ducts determines different volumes with different qualities.

© Filip Dujardin

The three pieces of furniture then structure and give function to the remaining space : a long kitchen cabinet in a narrow space between the entrance and the laundry room, a wall of storage near the entrance and a library in the more intimate space that leads to the balcony.

The materials are polyurethane screed for the floor; solid or perforated metal for the structuring elements, stratified MDF for the furniture, with a paint finish to exacerbate the texture of the various materials.  The ceiling is kept as is to remind of the pre-existing unified volume.

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Cite: "Loft FOR / adn Architectures" 12 Dec 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 24 Jul 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=456914>

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