Antwerp Town House by Sculp(IT) Features World’s Largest Pivoting Door | Yellowtrace

Antwerp Town House by Sculp(IT) Features World’s Largest Pivoting Door | Yellowtrace

Antwerp Town House by Sculp(IT) Features World’s Largest Pivoting Door | Yellowtrace

Antwerp Town House by Sculp(IT) Features World’s Largest Pivoting Door | Yellowtrace

Antwerp Town House by Sculp(IT) Features World’s Largest Pivoting Door | Yellowtrace

Antwerp Town House by Sculp(IT) Features World’s Largest Pivoting Door | Yellowtrace

Antwerp Town House by Sculp(IT) Features World’s Largest Pivoting Door | Yellowtrace

 

A pair of world’s largest pivot doors, measuring 3m in width by 6m in height and weighing almost 4 tonnes, are the most striking feature of this renovated Antwerp home by Belgian studio Sculp(IT). The twin two-storey doors form an arresting rear wall of the house extension, connecting the new kitchen and dining room with the garden beyond. Their aim for the project was to ensure that all three levels of the new structure benefited from natural light and views to the garden.

The new ground floor area houses an open-plan kitchen and informal dining adjacent to the garden, with storage space and garage are located within the existing part of the building facing the street. The first floor houses a suspended office stacked on top of the kitchen with views to the outside, while the existing part of the houses features a formal dining and sitting room. Second, third and fourths floors feature bedrooms and bathrooms on each floor.

It’s difficult to disagree with the architect’s opening statement in describing this renovation project ‘a town house ready for the next century’. Hats off.

 


[Images courtesy of Sculp(IT). Photography by © Luc Roymans.]

 

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2 Responses

  1. Ben

    Insects, sure, during the summer. But also rain. TONS of rain. All year long. Including the the summer ;-)
    Who’s going to clean those glass doors???
    On a more serious note: I’d be really curious to know which pivoting technology they’ve used and how hard/easy it is to swing the doors open?

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