Construction of a single-family house in Knokke, Belgium. The new construction takes the place of an old building which was demolished. The original profile was respected in order to keep a continuity in the front facade and not to exceed building limits imposed by the urban commission. The first and second floor are recessed to create an internal balcony effect that looks directly on the backyard garden. All the daily functions are located in those floors and the space is limited by a full-facade stacking window system that can be easily opened to create a continuity between the inside and the garden. A garage is built in the backyard to replace an existing barn, several plants are growing on the roof to reduce environmental impact.
All the 4 bedrooms are located on the top floor, to separate private and public life, and two big openings on the roof sides are giving natural light to the rooms reducing consumption of artificial light.
Design Team: CSD Architecten
Completion: Summer 2010