label architecture: fiat lux
 
label architecture: fiat lux
apr 07, 2010

label architecture: fiat lux

‘fiat lux’ by label architecture first floor – view from the living through the central transition space all photos © bepictures

belgian firm label architecture recently completed ‘fiat lux’ a renovation of a townhouse in brussels. the transformation of the 270 meters squared residence included using the elements of transparency, reflections and connections between the differents levels.

from the first floor, the stairwell is entirely empty. at each level, glazed windows were installed, creating the dividing walls. some of them are pierced with little round openings, allowing inhabitants to communicate from a level to another one. behind the windowpanes, the platforms, transitions spaces, were covered by OSB stain in black, creating a mirror effect to those who look at them from the opposite openings. in front of these openings, mirrors were installed on the blind attached wall.

label architecture: fiat lux first floor – limits of the intervention on the east blind wall

label architecture: fiat lux first floor – limits of the intervention on the west blind wall

label architecture: fiat lux first floor – view of the central transition space

label architecture: fiat lux first floor – low-angle view of the stairwell

label architecture: fiat lux first floor – low-angle view of the stairwell

label architecture: fiat lux second floor – view of the stairwell’s reflections from the black transition space

label architecture: fiat lux second floor – view of the stairwell’s reflections from the black transition space

label architecture: fiat lux second floor – view from the black transition space toward children’s bedroom

label architecture: fiat lux second floor – view of the ‘bypass’ transition space between the two stairwells

label architecture: fiat lux third floor – view from the black transition space toward master bedroom

label architecture: fiat lux third floor – view from the master bedroom through the transition space

label architecture: fiat lux third floor – natural lighting of the second staircase

label architecture: fiat lux ‘fiat lux’ perspective view image courtesy label architecture

label architecture: fiat lux ‘fiat lux’ floor plan image courtesy label architecture

  • Spectacular!….the black and white effect is amazing….and the use of the glass partitions makes the space look huge….well done

    Avedon
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  • rack off tanya!

    kg
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    tanya
  • I really like this project. Graphic, contrast and sensitive at the same time…..beautiful!

    21Ronin.com

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