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LUST House in Ghent, Belgium
5 Dec 2023
Design: ZOOM architecten
Location: Gent, Vlaams Gewest, Belgium
Photos: Dieter Van Caneghem
LUST House, Belgium
Living in Heritage around Orchard
ZOOM architecten were looking for the right implantation on the plot and playing with the facade line. The existing 18th-century farmhouse is demolished in its entirety. The architects partially rebuild with a nod to authentic farmhouse elements.
The LUST House consists of an elongated, brick volume with a gabled roof in red/brown tile. A brick fireplace element in the center of the volume completes the archetype of the dwelling.
Buckling the new house creates space in the upper right corner of the plot and avoids a direct relationship with the side and rear neighbors. We decide to plant one additional tree in the upper corner. The orchard from the front garden will be extended to the back of the plot. The new house stands “in the middle of the orchard.”
Roof Overhang as an Umbrella
The roof plane of the house extends along all sides of the house over the exterior walls. On one facade very subtle, on the other up to 2m. This roof extension is not just an aesthetic intervention.
It also serves as a shelter over the glass area at the kitchen and living space, and as a covered outdoor space at the rear entrance.
The structural detailing of wooden rafters is kept visible, further charging the building. On the inside, the space extends vertically to the ridge. Subtle views to the upper floor turn living into a game of watching.
Light enters the house through large windows on both sides. Circulation occurs around the central core of the house. We strive for maximum contact with the orchard in the living areas.
LUST House in Ghent, Belgium – Building Information
Architects: ZOOM architecten – https://www.zoom-architecten.be/
Project size: 112 sqm
Site size: 1300 sqm
Completion date: 2020
Building levels: 2
Photography: Dieter Van Caneghem
LUST House, Ghent, Belgium images / information received 051223
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image © SADAR + VUGA
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