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.
Matryoshka in Antwerp, Belgium by Burobill
May 28th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Burobill
Two small make one big.
Analysis of the existing structure of the building, combined with the wishes of the client resulted in a wooden construction that was realized within the existing brick facades (playfully following the Russian tradition of nesting dolls or matryoshka dolls). On the ground floor of the extension, there is a carport, on the first floor two bedrooms and on the top floor a new south faced terrace.
To unify the existing building on the outside the facades were painted black and a green vertical garden will cover the facades in the future.
The new wooden structure is covered with rubber on the outside and wood on the inside. The existing bricks of the old facades remain visible from the inside. Old and new go hand in hand. The old generation houses a fresh new generation and promises a bright future.