Housing in the interior of a urban block

The project consists in razing the existing hangar to build a set of housing units. These units are integrated into its profile in such a way as neither to alter nor distort the existing views of the neighbourhood. The location of the project was dictated by the remarkable vegetation of the site so as to preserve it as much as possible and to reinforce the vegetation present on the plot. The main part of the project therefore unfolds in the interior of the block. The main entrance to the west of the site is via the covered passageway of an existing building. The secondary entrance to the east is integrated in a new building perpendicular to the street.  

While the architecture of the building on the street front draws on the codes of Brussels architecture and assumes a highly classical and rigorous expression, the main building in the interior of the block is marked by a more minimalist idiom. The volume was cut out so as to recover proportions and therefore a sense of identity as a unified housing complex. The modular bays are characterized by projections or setbacks and recreate a scale corresponding to the division of Brussels houses. This simple volumetric construction also makes it possible to generate and privatize large south-facing terraces for each housing unit.

  • LocationBrussels - Belgium
  • ClientArtone
  • Timing2021
  • Size3500 m²
  • StatusConception
  • TypologyPrivate housing
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