268 CAR

178 STH

161 GEM

160 HDB

Renovation of a single-family home

Auderghem
2014
Phase
Executé
Cost
166500 € HTVA
Surface
191 m2
Pictures
Delphine Mathy

For a long time, nobody had taken care of this house. A terraced house, typical in style with its main body and two-floor annexe stretching out towards a long garden. The small successive additions had little-by-little darkened the centre of the house. The new owners wanted to regain a comfortable space, filled with light, opening out onto the garden and the street, using half concrete half wood.

This project centred around two key aspects: Adapting the house with the least structural intervention possible and introducing the use of cork as an innovative and living material on the façade. Some building works were done to adapt the house to its new occupants: part of the annex was demolished to open it up to the garden and bring light into the heart of the living room, the roof space was repurposed to create an independent duplex for the children, the annex was transformed into an office space and to create a sightline towards the garden, and finally a separate floor was created for the parents, featuring a bedroom, dressing room and shower room.
Opening up the annex creates a view towards the garden and brings in more daylight. It also makes for a new façade and creates an interplay between the cork and wood, giving the house a contemporary signature.

157 VRM

143 ZOE

142 PET

139-SEU

124 BLR

121 CAB

099 OTT

096 MAZ

074 COT

062 MDV

059 DEW

057 COL

037 VDN

035 LIL

033 GEM

000 CHSK