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  6. House in the Outskirts of Brussels / SAMYN and PARTNERS

House in the Outskirts of Brussels / SAMYN and PARTNERS

  • 02:00 - 18 July, 2017
House in the Outskirts of Brussels / SAMYN and PARTNERS
House in the Outskirts of Brussels / SAMYN and PARTNERS, © Marie-Françoise Plissart
© Marie-Françoise Plissart

© Marie-Françoise Plissart © Marie-Françoise Plissart Courtesy of SAMYN and PARTNERS © Vincent Everarts + 38

  • Associates

    Gh. André, S. Bessalah, B. Darras, Ph. Gaube, I. Hankart, P. Hendrix, Th. Henrard, A.S. Petit
  • Structural Engineering

    SAMYN and PARTNERS sprl
  • Building Services

    SAMYN and PARTNERS sprl, (in collaboration with FTI sa) Ph. Samyn, J . Michiels
  • Civil Works

  • Construction Coordinator

    JC Consulting
  • Cost Control

  • Management

    A. Charon
  • Model

    A.M.A., F. Van Hoye
  • Botanical Artist

    Patrick Blanc
  • Carpentry

  • Glass Roofs

  • Watertightness

  • Automatic Watering

  • Installation of Vegetal Wall

    John Jacob sprl
  • More Specs Less Specs
© Marie-Françoise Plissart
© Marie-Françoise Plissart

Text description provided by the architects. This house for an artist includes the street level of an existing small house. It now houses the entry hall, a family room and a kitchen; the living-room and the stairway are in the extension to the building.

© Marie-Françoise Plissart
© Marie-Françoise Plissart
Longitudinal Section
Longitudinal Section
© Marie-Françoise Plissart
© Marie-Françoise Plissart

The second floor includes the master bedroom with its bathroom, as well as ve children’s rooms and sanitary installations. They are equipped with a mezzanine protected by textile netting that will lead to the glassed-wall facade.

Cross Section
Cross Section

The house presents curved and vegetalised facades that are very private and closed to the neighbours to the north, the east and the south. In contrast, the west facade is entirely glass-walled as if it were one huge partitioned window.

© Vincent Everarts
© Vincent Everarts

It is planned that Immense translucid white polyester curtains in widths of 1.6 m suspended from the top of the structure to the ground floor would run along this great « window » to ensure shade in the summer months.

© Marie-Françoise Plissart
© Marie-Françoise Plissart

Initially conceived as a wall of ivy with a patinated cop- per roof, the vegetalised facade is finally composed of a selection of exotic plants chosen by the botanical artist Patrick Blanc, and extends to cover the roof.

© Andres Fernandez Marcos
© Andres Fernandez Marcos

We had to design the structure, the insulation, and the water-tightness of the envelope and resolve the building physics issues in order to receive the necessary support systems, irrigation and fertilisation systems for the plants that are set into a felt support stapled to rigid PVC panels.

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Philippe Samyn and Partners
Cite: "House in the Outskirts of Brussels / SAMYN and PARTNERS" 18 Jul 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
© Marie-Françoise Plissart

身处城市“蒸笼”中,急急急急需这样一个建筑降温 Brussels 郊区住宅 / SAMYN and PARTNERS