Canopy House / MDMA

Canopy House / MDMA

Canopy House / MDMA - Stairs, Windows, HandrailCanopy House / MDMA - Facade, Beam, Glass, WindowsCanopy House / MDMA - Windows, Facade, HandrailCanopy House / MDMA - Windows, BeamCanopy House / MDMA - More Images+ 15

Halle, Belgium
  • Architects: MDMA
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  600
  • Photographs
    Photographs:Filip Dujardin

Text description provided by the architects. 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.

Canopy House / MDMA - Stairs, Windows, Handrail
© 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.

Canopy House / MDMA - Handrail
© 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.

Canopy House / MDMA - Windows, Glass, Handrail
© Filip Dujardin

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Cite: "Canopy House / MDMA" 10 May 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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