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  7. Farmhouse in Westerlo / Van Staeyen + Beutels/Apers

Refurbishment in Architecture

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Farmhouse in Westerlo / Van Staeyen + Beutels/Apers

  • 06:00 - 9 March, 2016
Farmhouse in Westerlo / Van Staeyen + Beutels/Apers
Farmhouse in Westerlo / Van Staeyen + Beutels/Apers , © Luc Roymans
© Luc Roymans

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© Luc Roymans
© Luc Roymans

Text description provided by the architects. HISTORY :

The 16th century farmhouse in Westerlo (Belgium) has been selected as a candidate for the Flemish Monument Prize Province of Antwerp.

Recently this farmhouse has been completely rebuilt, restored, and converted into a doctor's office. The history of this historic farmhouse dates back to 1595. In the 17th century it was a part of The Abbey of Tongerlo.

© Luc Roymans
© Luc Roymans

It survived the Boer War in 1798 and in 2002 it was listed as a monument by historic preservation because of its  historical value.

Five years ago the new owner, a Home and Sports Doctor, wanted to restore the monument.

Plan
Plan

For the interior design of his doctor’s office and sportslab he hired VAN STAEYEN INTERIOR ARCHITECTS 

© Luc Roymans
© Luc Roymans

GOAL :

The challenge for Interior Architect Johan Van Staeyen was to transfer the old farmhouse into a pleasant and modern professional space for the doctor and his patients. 

© Luc Roymans
© Luc Roymans

CONSTRAINT :

Because the building is a protected monument there were some restrictions in regards to what materials could be used.  Within a loose structure, independent of the existing walls, old and new were harmoniously brought together. 

© Luc Roymans
© Luc Roymans

SOLUTION :

Van Staeyen was given carte blanche within a defined budget.

The old farmhouse had a lot of character which Van Staeyen absolutely wanted to keep. The end result being charm and authenticity combined with functionality.

© Luc Roymans
© Luc Roymans
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Farmhouse in Westerlo / Van Staeyen + Beutels/Apers " 09 Mar 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/783374/farmhouse-in-westerlo-van-staeyen/> ISSN 0719-8884
© Luc Roymans

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