SEMI-DETACHED HOUSE Humbeek

SEMI-DETACHED HOUSE Humbeek

  • Description:
    New construction of a semi-detached house
  • Location:
    Humbeek
  • Project Manager:
    Edwin Remmerie
  • Collaborators:
    Ilse Christiaansen
  • Stability:
    Ingenieursbureau Jan Van Aelst
  • General Contractor:
    Patrick Janssens bvba

The aim of this project was to re-invent the traditional house volume in a contemporary fashion. To preserve the feel of the street as much as possible the facade is developed in such a way that a recognizable articulation is obtained. The location of the property (the end of a series of houses) is the reason we chose a simple, but striking facade. The sidewall is an archetypical silhouette of a house and thus creates a powerful image that unfolds fully fledged to the street. The choice for only one facade material, moss green HPL-plates, reinforces the silhouette. Big perforations were made to draw light into the house.