Castel

Brussels, Belgium
Architects
Urban Platform
Address
Avenue de Castel 48, 1200, Brussels, Belgium
Year
2013
Project Details

Date
2010 – 2013 / Brussels (Belgium)

Program
Very low energy single-family house for an art collector

Client
Private

Area
400 m²

Pictures
Georges De Kinder

This project fulfilled the wishes of an art collector who was seeking a showcase for himself and his artworks. The project had to be discreet with regard to the works but also had to present a graphic architecture that was a work of art in itself. The white façade conveys a minimalist image, dotted with vast openings that help control the intake of natural light. The project fits in the tradition of the traditional Brussels houses through the position of the secondary spaces, which are lined up along the adjacent house. However, it distinguishes itself by the treatment of the light. Indeed, the narrowness of the plot and the depth of the house led to the creation of an interior volume sculpted by oblique lines that broaden the living spaces. The void created in this way is used to channel natural light from the roof towards the different floors, through the centre of the house.

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