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LENS°ASS architecten: valerie traan
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jun 27, 2012
LENS°ASS architecten: valerie traan


‘valerie traan’ by LENS°ASS architecten, antwerp, belgium
images courtesy of valerie traan
image © verne photography

belgian practice LENS°ASS architecten has completed ‘valerie traan‘, a gallery and dwelling in antwerp, belgium.
the space consists of a series of outdoor and indoor areas which feature products by designers and artists,
blurring the lines between the two disciplines. the glass partition faces onto a patio which is accessed through two large doors.
the detail allows for uninterrupted views to the garden developed by ssa/xx (kris coremans and guy châtel),
as well as natural light to penetrate the interior. coremans and châtel’s courtyard consists of a cement platform which rests
on a pebble filled square is slightly raised with
projecting bench providing visitors a resting spot for contemplation.

the public and semi-private zones are separated via a subtle glass partition and open kitchen. the plywood cabinets, stainless steel surfaces
and cement flooring create a visual transition between the modern gallery and the residence which features rustic and traditional elements.
circulation to the other rooms is found through a linear hallway which leads directly into dining area and living space with original brick herringbone tiling.


courtyard

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the master bedroom and ensuite are located on the upper floor which is accessed through a single stairway through the gallery.
the bathroom features an open black shower with a partial cement wall detailed white cabinets adhered to different levels on the walls.
the walk-in-closet is linked to the sleeping quarters which is painted in dark neutral tones with yellow accents sprinkled within the
small alcove areas.



image © verne photography


(left) fireplace
(right) french doors leading to patio

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dining area

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living area

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kitchen

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art pieces by muller-van severen

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double height ceiling

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(left) open shower
(right) collection of wall cabinets

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(left) bedroom
(right) walk-in-closet

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