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House MA / WE-S architecten

House MA / WE-S architecten
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© Johnny Umans

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  • Architects: WE-S architecten
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  285
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Photographs Photographs:  Johnny Umans
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Text description provided by the architects. The client wishes to build a dental practice and an apartment on a plot of barely 85m2. The plot opens up along two sides and has a magnificent view to a new marina to be developed along the channel of Ingelmunster at the back of the site. Stringent building codes dictate a maximum building envelope of 3 storeys.

© Johnny Umans
© Johnny Umans

The dental practice should focus on the marina, the apartment on the Waterstraat. A two-sided exposure for the dental practice on the one hand, and optimal daylight entering the apartment on the other hand, result in a solution that stacks both programs instead of separating them.

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© Johnny Umans
Plan - 1st floor
Plan - 1st floor
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Section BB
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© Johnny Umans

The maximum building envelope is manipulated so to provide two south facing terraces for the apartment above. These manipulations make the building read as a combination of three geometric volumes, stacked gradually on top of each other.

© Johnny Umans
© Johnny Umans

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Cite: "House MA / WE-S architecten" 14 Dec 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/953044/house-ma-we-s-architecten> ISSN 0719-8884

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