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Fiat Lux / Label Architecture

  • 01:00 - 9 April, 2010
Fiat Lux / Label Architecture
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  • Location

    Bruselas, Bélgica
  • Architects

    Label Architecture
  • Area

    270.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
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From the architect. A punctual intervention, centred on the heart of a traditional townhouse in Brussels, gave to this dwelling an outstanding character.

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Transparency, reflections and connections between the differents levels determine the daily routine of the large family living in.

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From the first floor, the stairwell was entirely emptied on the three higher-ups levels. A staircase in open-worked metal links together the two first floors. At each level, glazed windows were handled with care, on all the height of the dividing wall, bringing a real physical feeling, not so far from vertigo. Some of them are pierced by little round openings, allowing inhabitant to communicate from a level to another one.

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Behind the windowpanes, the platforms, transitions spaces, were covered by OSB stain in black, creating a mirror effect to those who look at them from the opposite openings. In front of these openings, mirrors were installed on the blind attached wall. The family benefits the unexpected connections of this surprising arrangement, worthy of Lewis Caroll.

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9 Comments

bluevertical · October 11, 2010

Fiat Lux by Label Architecture http://is.gd/fVmSS #architecture #interiordesign #minimalism *love the contrasts!

Irina · September 11, 2010

An otherwise straight-forward plan made complex through a few mirrors... the sharp contrasts are incredible. I really like the decision to use particle board, and leave the texture exposed which offsets the pristine smooth white walls.

WPstudios · April 13, 2010

RT @nicholaspatten I&#39d Live Here: Fiat Lux. http://bit.ly/9RFTcK

Nicholas Patten · April 13, 2010

I&#39d Live Here: Fiat Lux. http://bit.ly/9RFTcK

up_today_arch · April 12, 2010

Good contrast between black and white, very stylish and good 3D organized!

arnold · April 11, 2010

Concept'Art and Style in this interior work. High level. Fashionable flat.

KDS · April 10, 2010

Love the hall of mirrors effect. Makes a simple stairwell seem much more complex than it is. Love the high-contrast black and white. Thumbs down on the particle board. Hate that stuff.

josephiklein.com · April 09, 2010

i am very impressed this is an artwork of art work.

tDA · April 09, 2010

Love the clean, sharp contrasts in colour and texture, but it always baffles me as to why anyone would think that exposed particle board is an acceptable finishing material...?

sullka · April 13, 2010 09:07 PM

tDA, to be honest with you, I find it beautiful and better yet, inexpensive.

But I know what you're saying, me being from southamerica I'm not used to OSB for walls, maybe that's why I like it so much, on the same token, I find bad taste to use exposed CMU or clay bricks as inetrior finishes, instead of them being covered, since that's typical lowend construction from I come from.

But no matter you're background, this looks great.

vigilantwoodworks.com · April 09, 2010 11:49 PM

I like the contrast, smooth white vs. rough and textured black.

gbuddah · April 09, 2010 07:42 PM

How about the whole "truth to materials" argument. I think its looks pretty good.

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