All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Projects
  3. Houses
  4. Belgium
  5. Dierendonckblancke Architects
  6. 2016
  7. Hofstraat House Addition / Dierendonckblancke Architects

Hofstraat House Addition / Dierendonckblancke Architects

  • 10:00 - 24 June, 2019
  • Curated by Paula Pintos
Hofstraat House Addition / Dierendonckblancke Architects
Hofstraat House Addition / Dierendonckblancke Architects, © Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin

© Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin + 16

© Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin

Text description provided by the architects. Situated in the centre of Ghent, an ancient manor house with a protected façade blends into the typical Flemish urban fabric. The outdoor space is limited to a small courtyard at the back of the house. The desire for a more generous garden on the one hand, and a separate place to read in silence on the other, led to the utilization of an area that had been untouched until now; the roof.

© Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin
Section
Section
© Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin

By placing a modest geometric roof pavilion within the urban restrictions, a spacious roof terrace is created. This red quirky volume looks over its versatile environment of the city. It thus compliments the house, by emphasizing its position as a stately and solitary building. The reading room is accessible by a new steel spiral staircase which is positioned in line with the existing staircase. On the second floor, a spacious bathroom and bedroom are to be found.

© Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin

During construction site of the added floor, the existing roof was renewed and insulated. To avoid long exposure to weather conditions, the rapid implementation of CLT was chosen for this renovation. The wooden panels remain in sight and directly form the finish. Together with the light blue floor tile and the blue steel staircase they complete a material pallet that differentiates itself from the existing and more classical interior of the house.

© Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin

View the complete gallery

About this office
Cite: "Hofstraat House Addition / Dierendonckblancke Architects" 24 Jun 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/919191/hofstraat-house-addition-dierendonckblancke-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
© Filip Dujardin

霍夫斯特拉特住宅更新 / Dierendonckblancke Architects

You've started following your first account!

Did you know?

You'll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.