Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
House in Wilrijk, Belgium by Areal Architecten
July 4th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Areal Architecten
As the end of a row of houses is positioning itself a sculptural volume that is freed from under the harness of the Flemish typology. The compulsive grid behind the neighbors are hiding in this corner house broken up into unbound use of space, surrounded by a pretty pattern of window openings.
Living in Wilrijk
The difference in level with the adjacent property is half underground desks incorporated, about folds a living space by its partial first floor looking up a range of views and internal relations. With a light pleated roof form, including private rooms to stay, and inserted access on the corner, this property shall comply within the limits of what was permissible urban, but the colors outside the lines of the architectural typology. The finish profiled steel volume gets a certain autonomy, a basalt block that is solidified spot, under the influence of the qualities of its context.
Maison à Wilrijk
Tel un final point, ce qui sculptural volume s’affranchit d’une typology typiquement flamande, se positionné and fin d’une rangée the maisons. La grille systématique laquelle derrière les maisons Voisines se cachent, est dans ce projet, cassee par une repartition of floors and demi-niveaux envelopes dans une façade aux overtures aleatoires. Par une différence de hauteur avec le voisin, se le bureau lodge and demi sous-sol, se replie and une pièce de vie qui grâce à son bel étage Libère une palette de points de vue et internes the relations entre les niveaux. Malgré son toit légèrement pleated protège qui les chambres et son entrance penetrant volume le, la maison suit les lignes de conduite du règlement urbain tout and s’ecartant de la flamande architectural typology. Peau de cette metal pleated donne au volume une certaine autonomy tel un bloc de basalt qui se serait multiforme ici sous l’influence des qualités de son environnement.
House in Wilrijk
As a final point, the sculptural volume whichover comes the typical Flemish house was build at the end of a row of dwellings. The systematic Which facade behind the neighboring houses are hidden in the project interrupted by split-level floors wrapped into a facade with random opening. Thanks to a difference of ground level with the neighbor, the office is located in a semi-basement, turns into a living room That due to its “piano nobile”, releases a range of viewpoints and internal relations between the different spaces. Despite its slightly inclined roof That protects the night spaces and the entrance Which penetrates the main volume, the house follows the guidelines Brought by the urban settlement while it pushes aside the typical flemish typology. The plated metal skin gives to the volume of a certain autonomy like a block of basalt That has been created here under the influence of its qualitative environment.
The contract for this house was to despite tight budget yet a maximum
housing quality to offer in this unique corner plot in the vicinity of the Fort VI in Wilrijk. The house is the end of a row homes with a diverse design and enjoy this corner location with a wide range of views. The design was chosen to allow for framing. A split-level house of the level difference with the neighbors use Inside the budgetary reasons very compactly designed building volume unfolds a diversified environment with open relationships and vistas through the different levels.
A half-underground room is a pleasant office in relation to the dining and kitchen area in turn in relation to the garden. Slightly elevated is the living room which enjoys a first floor location and views to the green area on the other side. Furthermore, rising house still provides the space for a master bedroom with bathroom and two children’s rooms with shower and finally a multipurpose attic. The outer shell easy to keep up with repetitive window openings in a pretty pattern and choosing a siding with profiled steel creates a unique sculpture with a maximum space utilization in relation to the budget.\
Besides the obvious interaction that enters the house with its surroundings is one of the main preconditions the tight budgetary framework. The property that a maximum 265m ² living operating area developed within the urban gabariet is realized, ready, for a budget of 215,000 euros excl 810 euro / m² excl The basis of this budgetary performance has been laid for the origin and initial design choices. To avoid expensive (depth) foundation has opted for a light cladding. Within the same facade package is a comprehensive package of insulation provided by the thin outer shell. An airtight connection between exterior joinery and structural work, careful insulation and facade finishing preceded. A desire of the contractor to replace situ slabs, the slab flooring has led ceiling finishing up an architectural value and savings. A number of consistent choice and especially the reduction in finish choices led to this rational and economic project.
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