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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
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.

Discarded construction trailer transformed into small dwelling in Beerse, Belgium by karel verstraeten

 
April 1st, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: karel verstraeten 

After purchasing a discarded construction trailer for just €15, owners Kris and Griet together with Ghent-based architect practice Karel Verstraeten have transformed it into an inhabitable space.

Wanting to create a small dwelling that could be used for either studying and resting or partying, the unit was pulled to the back of the garden by a local farmer. Its existing structure was completely stripped back and replaced with new materials.

Image Courtesy © karel verstraeten

  • Architects: karel verstraeten
  • Project: Discarded construction trailer transformed into small dwelling
  • Location: Beerse, Belgium
  • Photography: karel verstraeten
  • Software Used: Autocad 2013
  • Year: 2013-2014
  • All construction was done by the client: Kris & Griet, Miel & Rein (the sons) and Hugo (Kris’ father)

Image Courtesy © karel verstraeten

The outside is finished in oak wooden boarding, and is only interrupted by a circular window that lets light through and offers views out to the surrounding meadow. The rounded roof shape was repeated on the inside, with the edges of the walls curved using plywood. Flexible shelving was integrated into the layout so that the trailer can be used in multiple ways.

Image Courtesy © karel verstraeten

Image Courtesy © karel verstraeten

Image Courtesy © karel verstraeten

Image Courtesy © karel verstraeten

Image Courtesy © karel verstraeten

Image Courtesy © karel verstraeten

Image Courtesy © karel verstraeten

Image Courtesy © karel verstraeten

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