Rabbit Hole by LENS°ASS Architecten in Pajottenland Belgium is a private family brick house and veterinary clinic. Paving gives unity from floor to ceiling.
Ghent-based practice NU Architectuuratelier have refurbished this two-storey house in the suburbs of Leuven in Belgium. Can we please talk about that stair cascading down in front of the double height window? A bit of a died-and-gone-to-heaven moment, no? The graphic black lines of the staircase are carried through in the detailing of the balustrade and sliding steel-framed glass doors that act as a divider between the public and the private areas of the house. The overall feel is pared back, rational and reduced to bare essentials, with the red floor acting as a perfect dose of the unexpected.
NU Architectuuratelier’s Bomastraat House is a single family home housed within the walls of an old industrial building, featuring a translucent ceiling.
Jane Fonda Kit House by Elii proposes the possibility of the future in which citizens use their own muscles to produce the energy required to run their homes.
Tabeau Dressing Table by Belgian designer Nicole Brock is a beautiful minimalist piece designed for easy reconfiguration via the use of hidden magnets.
This former textile factory from 1880s is occupied by a young Belgian architect Julie D’Aubioul and her boyfriend. The 800m² building floor plate is split in two parts – a vacant space which will eventually become a permanent house, and a workshop that contains an office for D’Aubioul, alongside the couple’s temporary home. Purchased in 2010, the building was in such a bad state that the previous owner considered it to have no value. So much so that he didn’t even want to show the inside the old factory to the potential buyers, assuming the building would have been demolished…