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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.

bomastraat in Ghent, Belgium by nu architectuuratelier

 
June 26th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: nu architectuuratelier

On a unique location in the inner city of Ghent, a single family house is constructed within the walls of an old industrial building. The former forge and carpentry became the scene for a new home. Some of the existing shed roofs are teared down, some parts remain. Similarly, part of the concrete flooring is kept and partdemolished.

Image Courtesy ©  Stijn Bollaert

Image Courtesy © Stijn Bollaert

  • Architects: nu architectuuratelier
  • Project: bomastraat
  • Location: Ghent, Belgium
  • Photography: Stijn Bollaert
  • Date of completion: december 2010
  • Program: Rebuilding of a former forge to a single-family house with Bed & Breakfast.
  • Client: Ward Denys en Mieke De Maeyer
  • Structuralengineer: ingenieursbureau Herman Fraeye
  • Epb: Energy Projects
  • Primaryconstruction: ADG Bouw, TMB Staaltechniek (steel), De Groot Schrijnwerkerij (wood)
  • Exteriorjoinery: Aluminium De Croock
  • Facade: Dakwerken Bogaert
  • Electricity: Barelec Elektriciteit
  • Heating: Nonneman Installatietechniek
  • Interior finishes: De GrootSchrijnwerkerij (interiorjoinery), Durmiline (concrete floors)
  • Size: 102 sq m (floor surface area on ground floor)
  • Budget: confidential

Image Courtesy ©  Stijn Bollaert

Image Courtesy © Stijn Bollaert

The house, a combined wood and steel construction with a rational structure and clear materialization, cuts the parcel in two. As a result, a south oriented beam shaped volume absorbs the confrontation between two complementary outdoor spaces: a walled garden and a workplace.

Image Courtesy ©  Stijn Bollaert

Image Courtesy © Stijn Bollaert

The house is designed as a transparent filter between these front and back areas: the classical principle where glazing is movable and walls are fixed is inverted. Opening a door has an immediate impact on the spatial constellation. Even the division between front and back façade becomes ambiguous.

Three containers are placed at strategic locations on the street side.Foreconomical benefit, these compact steel prefabricated modules are used as winter entry and storage, perpendicular to the house, and as a B&B high above the entrance gate.

Image Courtesy ©  Stijn Bollaert

Image Courtesy © Stijn Bollaert

Image Courtesy ©  Stijn Bollaert

Image Courtesy © Stijn Bollaert

Image Courtesy ©  Stijn Bollaert

Image Courtesy © Stijn Bollaert

Image Courtesy ©  Stijn Bollaert

Image Courtesy © Stijn Bollaert

Image Courtesy ©  Stijn Bollaert

Image Courtesy © Stijn Bollaert

Image Courtesy ©  Stijn Bollaert

Image Courtesy © Stijn Bollaert

Image Courtesy ©  Stijn Bollaert

Image Courtesy © Stijn Bollaert

Image Courtesy ©  Stijn Bollaert

Image Courtesy © Stijn Bollaert

Image Courtesy ©  Stijn Bollaert

Image Courtesy © Stijn Bollaert

Image Courtesy ©  Stijn Bollaert

Image Courtesy © Stijn Bollaert

Image Courtesy © nu architectuuratelier

Image Courtesy © nu architectuuratelier

Image Courtesy © nu architectuuratelier

Image Courtesy © nu architectuuratelier

Image Courtesy © nu architectuuratelier

Image Courtesy © nu architectuuratelier

Image Courtesy © nu architectuuratelier

Image Courtesy © nu architectuuratelier

Image Courtesy © nu architectuuratelier

Image Courtesy © nu architectuuratelier

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