Aug 06, 2013 / Architecture
House in Mechelen by Areal Architecten

House in Mechelen is a minimalist house located in Mechelen, Belgium, designed by Areal Architecten. The residence is located in a city close to Antwerp, and is constructed mainly of brick to blend in with the traditional housing within its proximity. The architect describes the home's facade as a struggle between integration and standing out. A ‘canyon’ of light allows to create a distinction between the living spaces and the bedrooms while extending itself to the ground floor through a void which receives the staircase. (8)

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Location: Mechelen, Belgium

Year: 2013

 is a minimalist house located in Mechelen, Belgium, designed by . The residence is located in a city close to Antwerp, and is constructed mainly of brick to blend in with the traditional housing within its proximity. The architect describes the home’s facade as a struggle between integration and standing out. A ‘canyon’ of light allows to create a distinction between the living spaces and the bedrooms while extending itself to the ground floor through a void which receives the staircase.

The traditional spaces of a house are put together here into a single organic space with raw finishing such as a concrete grid on the ceiling and the prominent interior brick wall. A difference of level on the ground floor creates a smooth transition between the street and the back of the house which is ended with a longitudinal garden.

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