Studio for Stained Glass Artist / Studio mxmxm

Studio for Stained Glass Artist / Studio mxmxm

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Bruges, Belgium
  • Architects: Studio mxmxm
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  49
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2021
  • Photographs
    Photographs :Tim Van de Velde
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  AutoDesk, Binderholz, Adobe Systems Incorporated, FSB, Resitrix, SLV, Trimble Navigation
Studio for Stained Glass Artist / Studio mxmxm - Exterior Photography, Windows, Forest, Garden
© Tim Van de Velde
Studio for Stained Glass Artist / Studio mxmxm - Exterior Photography, Garden, Forest
© Tim Van de Velde

Text description provided by the architects. In 1956, the parents of the current residents built a modern bungalow house on this tree-rich plot designed by architects Jaqcues Pêtre & Jan Tanghe. The plan is conceived on a grid of 1,12 by 1,12 meters consisting of an outer shell of black tarred wooden walls interspersed with large windows and a cantilevered roof supported by 10 steel columns.

Studio for Stained Glass Artist / Studio mxmxm - Interior Photography, Kitchen, Table, Windows, Chair
© Tim Van de Velde

In 2020, the current residents asked Studio mxmxm to design a new studio space on this plot to accommodate a stained glass artist's practice. In harmony with the existing house, a new detached building was erected based on the same grid of 1,12 by 1,12 meters.

Studio for Stained Glass Artist / Studio mxmxm - Interior Photography, Table, Shelving
© Tim Van de Velde

The 4 facades are built in a black-stained wooden framework which also forms the supporting structure of the roof. A glass window runs all along the façade, sometimes high up to catch indirect northern light, sometimes halfway to create intimacy, and sometimes all the way day to create a close visual connection to the greenery. The roof is made out of 4 CLT panels that span the entire space and pitch down towards the centre like a ‘butterfly’. On the inside only the structural lines are stained black, the infills between are out of bare wood or glass, creating a graphic pattern reminiscent of the graphics of stained glass windows.

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Exploded view

The existing house achieved maximum freedom and efficiency through a structural logic of 10 steel columns and fixed dimensions. The same building methods were continued in the construction of the new studio space with the latest available wood techniques.

Studio for Stained Glass Artist / Studio mxmxm - Interior Photography, Windows
© Tim Van de Velde

The wooden structure and roof are completely prefabricated and put together on site. After pouring the concrete foundation plate only 2 days were needed to place these prefabricated wooden elements together which considerably shortens the construction time.

Studio for Stained Glass Artist / Studio mxmxm - Exterior Photography, Door, Forest
© Tim Van de Velde

This project has been rationally conceived in the function of structural freedom and cost efficiency without losing its playfulness.

Studio for Stained Glass Artist / Studio mxmxm - Exterior Photography, Forest, Garden
© Tim Van de Velde

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Address:Bruges, Belgium

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Cite: "Studio for Stained Glass Artist / Studio mxmxm" 13 Nov 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/971573/studio-for-stained-glass-artist-studio-mxmxm> ISSN 0719-8884

© Tim Van de Velde

彩绘玻璃艺术家的工作室 / Studio mxmxm

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