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Open and light design – House K, Buggenhout, Belgium


Ghent-based architects and interior designers, Graux & Baeyens Architecten, have designed the House K project. The stunning home can be found in Buggenhout, Belgium.

According to the architects: “The property is located in a quiet, wooded area. The house is built against the right neighbouring property, whilst the property on the left is a detached house. The house is at the front 12.70 wide and is tapered and parallel to the parcel toward the rear. The roof is retracted so that the cornice is at 5.79m.

“The challenging form of the plot and the orientation, make sure that we have gone looking for a type of home that meets these conditions and also provides an architectural value. The requested programme with limited living space was poured into a patio home with abundant light. By choosing this concept, the sun floods light into the house. The living areas at the top are linked to a south facing terrace. The small terrace at the rear of the house composes the views to the wooded area. The entrance, sleeping area, bathroom and storeroom are on the ground floor.

“The client chose a house with enough light and views, but with some privacy. The window openings are chosen in the privacy of the residents. Some windows are recessed so that a few bricks filtered light enters. At the terrace on the top floor is the front covered with white slats. These are rotated so that the west sun may fall on the terrace overlooking the forest. The privacy at the front of the building create introverted spaces on the floor.

“In terms of materialisation we’ve chosen a light brown/beige brick with black aluminum joinery. The edge and the slates in the front are materialised in white aluminum.”

Images courtesy of Luc Roymans

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June 16, 2013 | Property | View comments

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