Kind of narrow – a smart “house 12k” by Dierendonck Blancke Architecten

This house in Belgium is built on a challenging site where the architects in Dierendonck Blancke Architecten were forced to think up rather than left and right – it is a sort of infill-project. The project was completed in 2010, and the result was a functional home on approximately 100 square metres.

The vertical circulation is a staircase placed in the centre of the house connecting three main storeys and a total of six “levels”. The staircase is also working as a lightwell where daylight coming in through a large window in the ceiling is allowed to penetrate deep into the house. The interior is very easy going, and in terms of materials the architects used painted brick in the longitudinal walls which forms the house, while the exterior and interior walls, as well as the room dividing transverse walls inside the house are erected in concrete blocks. The same concrete blocks

Det er ikke flust med ledige tomter i de store byer.

Spekket med smarte løsninger.

Sjekk hva arkitektene gjorde med det smale byhuset.I HØYDEN


The house was developed in section because of the narrow site, and in this drawing one can see all the different levels of the house as well as the depth of it

Trappen er plassert midt i boligen.

Window over staircase letting in daylight

Service elements such as the pipes are exposed, working well with the informal concrete block walls and unpainted staircase


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