Textual content material description supplied by the architects. Initially, the establishing was conceived as two entities; a producing space on the underside flooring and an proprietor’s flat on the first flooring with personal entry. The underside flooring has had numerous options all by way of the years; from meat processing to automotive retailer. The Antwerp neighborhood has developed additional in route of residential these days, so altering the underside flooring to residing options was a logical intervention.
The earlier industrial gate was modified to allow pure gentle to enter from the street aspect. For this, we designed a gate with plastic grilles fitted in steel frames that had been positioned on guides. These assure privateness and match the yellow brick of the facade. On the underside flooring, we organized the daytime options. With the grid of the concrete development in ideas, we determined the format.
The concrete beams had been sandblasted and carried out a defining place in every the within along with the yard. Relative to these structural elements, elements had been added to create a playroom and utility room. The earlier superintendent’s office was reworked right into a home office. The reuse of useful elements has been utilized on every a giant and small scale on this mission.
The manufacturing unit lighting has been reworked to trendy necessities and serves, amongst completely different points, as a pendant above the kitchen. A giant part of the business space was torn all the best way all the way down to create a giant terrace along with a inexperienced oasis inside the coronary coronary heart of city. The terrace is ‘floating’ in route of the yard and the brick partitions had been left uncovered to reveal the historic previous of the place.
The earlier flat had some art work deco elements that we preserved. The spherical arches of the earlier residing space ‘separate’ the mattress room from the dressing room inside the new design. Frequent threads all by way of the areas are the recovered mosaic parquet. We moreover chosen ‘inserts’ to guard completely different elements. Throughout the former consuming room, we solved the bathe and tub combination this way.