samyn and partners: house in the outskirts of brussels
jun 22, 2011
samyn and partners: house in the outskirts of brussels


‘house in the outskirts of brussels’ by samyn and partners, brussels, belgium
image © marie-françoise plissart

belgian practice samyn and partners has created ‘house in the outskirts of brussels’, a contrasting, two-fold structure
that seeks to integrate itself into the surrounding landscape. designed for a cinematographer and his family,
the house is composed of mixed use professional studios and private quarters.


west elevation
image © marie-françoise plissart

presented as a lush curved facade, the dwelling features a semi-circular form that follows the path of the sun.
designed to benefit the vegetative exterior skin, the contoured orientation generates a protective outwards aesthetic,
directing the internal organization away from neighboring structures. on the opposing west side, a fully glazed wall
merges indoor and outdoor spaces, each room open and exposed to the adjacent private grounds.


(left) central staircase
(right) second level

image © marie-françoise plissart

hosted on four floors, the residence contains six loft-like bedrooms, basement level studios and an open main floor

that is directly connected to the landscape.


principal bedroom
image © marie-françoise plissart


upper level
image © marie-françoise plissart


site plan
image courtesy of samyn and partners


floor plan / level 0
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floor plan / level 1
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floor plan / level 2
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floor plan / level -1
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section
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section
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top view
image courtesy of andres fernandez


side elevation
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side elevation
image courtesy of andres fernandez


west elevation
image courtesy of andres fernandez


view onto interior
image courtesy of andres fernandez

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