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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.

Matryoshka in Antwerp, Belgium by Burobill

 
May 28th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Burobill

Two small make one big.
This playful city house consists of a new wooden home built inside the existing brick framework of the old house.
The client bought the house next to his existing home to expand the amount of square meters to live in and to realize a carport to shelter their car, since parking space is rare in the city.

Image Courtesy © Stijn Bollaert

Image Courtesy © Stijn Bollaert

  • Architects: Burobill
  • Project: Matryoshka
  • Location: Antwerp, Belgium
  • Photography: Stijn Bollaert
  • Software used: Sketchup, Autocad
  • Project architect: Peggy Geens
  • Main contractor: PVB
  • Gross building volume: 270 m3
  • Gross floor surface: 90 m2
  • Start construction: April 2011
  • Completion: August 2012

Image Courtesy © Stijn Bollaert

Image Courtesy © Stijn Bollaert

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.

Image Courtesy © Stijn Bollaert

Image Courtesy © Stijn Bollaert

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.

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

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