fran silvestre defines home extension with dramatic angular roofline in brussels
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fran silvestre arquitectos have shared their ‘house in brussels’ residential project located in belgium. designed as an extension to a two-storey brick property with a slate roof. the proposal will see the new building establishing its own contrasting identity without appearing out of place attached to the existing.
silvestre’s response was to use an angular roof form which continues with the existing roof-line which places emphasis on the geometry. a singular material has been chosen for the roof and the body- blurring the edges and limits between them.
the interiors are articulated around the main staircase
the interiors are articulated around the central staircase. on the lower floor, the garage is adjoined to the property wall, while the kitchen is attached to the blind façade, leaving the space in between that reaches both street and garden. on the upper floor, the rooms are set perpendicularly to the spaces below, thus giving additional privacy and face the garden instead of the street. this organization has been develop to specifically respond to the existing typology, while adapting to the lifestyle of the inhabitants.
the materials of the new roof and façade are the same – blurring the edges between the two