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House In The Outskirts Of Brussels by Philippe SAMYN and PARTNERS

March 15th, 2011 by Sanjay Gangal

This house for an artist includes the street level of an existing small house. It now houses the entry hall, a family room and a kitchen; the living-room and the stairway are in the extension to the building.

House In The Outskirts Of Brussels

  • Architects: Philippe SAMYN and PARTNERS
  • Area: 600 m²
  • Year: Nov. 1999 – June 2007
  • Photo model: Andrès FERNANDEZ MARCOS
  • Photo realisation: A – Marie-Françoise PLISSART.
  • Article source: Philippe SAMYN and PARTNERS

Interior 1

The second floor includes the master bedroom with its bathroom, as well as five children’s rooms and sanitary installations. They are equipped with a mezzanine protected by textile netting that will lead to the glassed-wall facade.


The house presents curved and vegetalised facades that are very private and closed to the neighbours to the north, the east and the south. In contrast, the west facade is entirely glass-walled as if it were one huge partitioned window.

Interior 2

It is planned that Immense translucid white polyester curtainsin widths of 1.6 m suspended from the top of the structure to the ground floor would run along this great window to ensure shade in the summer months.

Interior 3

Initially conceived as a wall of ivy with a patinated copper roof, the vegetalised facade is finally composed of a selection of exotic plants chosen by the botanical artist Patrick Blanc, and extends to cover the roof.

House In The Outskirts Of Brussels - Exterior

The architects had to design the structure, the insulation, and the water-tightness of the envelope and resolve the building physics issues in order to receive the necessary support systems, irrigation and fertilisation systems for the plants that are set into a felt support stapled to rigid PVC panels.

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(c) Philippe SAMYN and PARTNERS

(c) Philippe SAMYN and PARTNERS

(c) Philippe SAMYN and PARTNERS

(c) Philippe SAMYN and PARTNERS

(c) Philippe SAMYN and PARTNERS

(c) Philippe SAMYN and PARTNERS

(c) Philippe SAMYN and PARTNERS

(c) Philippe SAMYN and PARTNERS

(c) Philippe SAMYN and PARTNERS

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