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The Corten House / DMOA Architecten

The Corten House / DMOA Architecten

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Kontich, Belgium
  • Architects: DMOA Architecten
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 540.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2013
  • Photographs Photographs: Luc Roymans
© Luc Roymans
© Luc Roymans

Text description provided by the architects. In this house in the suburbs of Antwerp, weathering steel lamellae are in command. Inside as well as outside they define the spaces, they mark out the boundaries where needed and open again when suited. They glow in the rusty evening sun and give a twinkling show of shadows. They embrace and protect the environment of the residents of this extraordinary house. You can feel them everywhere.

© Luc Roymans
© Luc Roymans

The concept of this house is based on the use of the Corten steel lamellae. It's not only used to design the building, but it also shapes the landscape and defines the interior.

© Luc Roymans
© Luc Roymans

A far-reaching detailing was needed to enable the use of the lamellae as cladding (welded on a perforated plate), as the gate of the garage, as the single lamellae around the garden (fixed on a invisible special structure), as the rusty floor around the ginkgo tree (chips from the waste of the perforated plates).

Note: This project was originally published on 3 November, 2014

© Luc Roymans
© Luc Roymans

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Cite: "The Corten House / DMOA Architecten " 28 Apr 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/563239/the-corten-house-dmoa-architecten/> ISSN 0719-8884
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