268 CAR

178 STH

161 GEM

160 HDB

157 VRM

143 ZOE

142 PET

139-SEU

124 BLR

121 CAB

099 OTT

096 MAZ

074 COT

062 MDV

059 DEW

057 COL

Roof conversion with a very low-energy apartment

Ixelles
2011
Phase
Réalisé
Surface
80 m2

When ecological choices culminate in optimum economy and space
The original request was to convert the loft space of a typical Maison de Maître mansion in Brussels. This mansion had previously been divided into 4 properties.
The plan was to achieve very low energy consumption and use ecological materials with little grey energy.
Once ecology had been made the core of the concerns, the project evolved based around seeking optimum use of energy, expenditure and space.

Loft conversion
On the street side, given the alignment of the façade, it didn’t seem a good idea to change the shape of the roof. The construction work was therefore kept down to a minimum.
In the interior, the initial request was to create a dormer to make a room under the roof. The initial design evolved towards one where the roof design allowed an increase to the interior space whilst keeping construction simple.
In fact, the new roof does not go beyond the height of the adjacent terraced houses, cleverly maintaining the sightlines

037 VDN

035 LIL

033 GEM

000 CHSK