Design of a family house
location : Affligem, BE | status : construction | surface : 450m2
Overlooking the Dender valley this family house is situated on a sloping terrain near the village of Affligem. While the garage and some technical rooms are carved out in the terrain, the house stands on top of the slope as a lightweight volume supported by walls.
The very transparent, structure-free ground floor seamlessly ensures the view to the valley and to the garden. The first floor, comprised by concrete floor slabs, presents a more closed façade composed by an alternating rhythm of openable and fixed wooden panels.
Designed for life-long living the structure of the house has been reduced to its bare minimum: two cantilevering floor slabs are hold up by two concrete sidewalls and a central core. The result is an open plan that can evolve from a single-family house to a multi-family house without drastically compromising its expression.