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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.

THE CORTEN HOUSE in Kontich, Belgium by DMOA architecten

 
November 6th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: DMOA architecten

In this house in the suburbs of Antwerp, weathering steel lamellae are in command. Inside as well as outside they define the spaces, they mark out the boundaries where needed and open again when suited. They glow in the rusty evening sun and give a twinkling show of shadows. They embrace and protect the environment of the residents of this extraordinary house. You can feel them everywhere.

Image Courtesy © Luc Roymans

Image Courtesy © Luc Roymans

  • Architects: DMOA architecten
  • Project: THE CORTEN HOUSE
  • Location: Kontich (Antwerp), Belgium
  • Photography: Luc Roymans
  • Manufacturers: Corten steel cladding (lamellae): Hein’s solutions, Sint Pieters Leeuw, Belgium, Main Contractor building: UVW bouw, Boortmeerbeek, Belgium
  • Interior contractor: Vleugels, Westerlo, Belgium
  • Materials: Cladding: Corten Steel (weathering steel), Glass: Saint Gobain Glass, Windows: Reynaers aluminium, Briques supporting walls: Wienerberger
  • Interior materials: Cabinets in oak, dark painted, Kitchen in Corian and silestone, Flooring in dark oak, Flooring rooms children: Bolon textile flooring, Bathrooms: Mortex (Beal)
  • Area: 540 sqm
  • Finished: 2013
  • Address: private

Image Courtesy © Luc Roymans

Image Courtesy © Luc Roymans

The concept of this house is based on the use of the Corten steel lamellae. It’s not only used to design the building, but it also shapes the landscape and defines the interior. A far-reaching detailing was needed to enable the use of the lamellae as cladding (welded on a perforated plate), as the gate of the garage, as the single lamellae around the garden (fixed on a invisible special structure), as the rusty floor around the ginkgo tree (chips from the waste of the perforated plates).

Image Courtesy © Luc Roymans

Image Courtesy © Luc Roymans

Image Courtesy © Luc Roymans

Image Courtesy © Luc Roymans

Image Courtesy © Luc Roymans

Image Courtesy © Luc Roymans

Image Courtesy © Luc Roymans

Image Courtesy © Luc Roymans

Image Courtesy © Luc Roymans

Image Courtesy © Luc Roymans

Image Courtesy © Luc Roymans

Image Courtesy © Luc Roymans

Image Courtesy © Luc Roymans

Image Courtesy © Luc Roymans

Image Courtesy © Luc Roymans

Image Courtesy © Luc Roymans

Image Courtesy © Luc Roymans

Image Courtesy © Luc Roymans

Image Courtesy © Luc Roymans

Image Courtesy © Luc Roymans

Image Courtesy © Luc Roymans

Image Courtesy © Luc Roymans

Image Courtesy © Luc Roymans

Image Courtesy © Luc Roymans

Image Courtesy © Luc Roymans

Image Courtesy © Luc Roymans

Image Courtesy © Luc Roymans

Image Courtesy © Luc Roymans

Image Courtesy © Luc Roymans

Image Courtesy © Luc Roymans

Image Courtesy © DMOA architecten

Image Courtesy © DMOA architecten

Image Courtesy © DMOA architecten

Image Courtesy © DMOA architecten

Image Courtesy © DMOA architecten

Image Courtesy © DMOA architecten

Image Courtesy © DMOA architecten

Image Courtesy © DMOA architecten

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