delicate lines and curves engage in visual play within minimal house in belgium

delicate lines and curves engage in visual play within minimal house in belgium

a minimalistic living environment by Poot Architectuur

 

Nestled in a quiet street in Belgium with almost identical red brick-clad houses from the 50s and 60s, ‘Saint Benedict’ is a calm dwelling defined by its rare bay window. Designed by Poot Architectuur, the bright-lit interior introduces a visual play between curves and lines while unfolding around a central oval staircase. The project generates an off-white serene living environment that exudes a minimalistic character and provides a feeling of continuity. Upon entering the house, occupants come across the stairway while the curvature of the wall naturally leads to a slightly sunken space that forms the central living room. Wrapped in green velvet flooring, this cozy niche adds a splash of color to the otherwise muted furnishings and walls.poot architectuur infuses delicate lines & curves inside minimal house in belgium

 

 

 

avoiding excess decoration

 

The minimalistic dwelling designed by Poot Architectuur (see more here) is spread over two levels and organized in a plan that extends around the central oval staircase. The curving wall, along with changes in material and flooring heights, define separate spaces throughout the house. However, the kitchen and the dining area share the same flooring, creating a continuous layout framed by the curved wall. The double-height kitchen, which contains a wide opening overlooking the street side, gives the house a large dimension and ensures connection between the different living areas. On the other hand, on the upper floor, which hosts the sleeping areas and an additional study room, the emphasis is on seclusion and silence. When it comes to the color palette, the interior is pared-back in muted hues that enhance gentle flow and continuity throughout the spaces. On an aesthetic level, the spaces show a reduction to the essentials, creating simplicity that is evoked in quiet colors and various material surfaces.

poot architectuur infuses delicate lines & curves inside minimal house in belgiuma recessed space coated in green defines the living roompoot architectuur infuses delicate lines & curves inside minimal house in belgium

there are only a few splashes of color

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delicate lines and curves engage in visual play within minimal house in belgium

the curved wall of the staircase guides residents naturally to the living area

poot architectuur infuses delicate lines & curves inside minimal house in belgiumthe long off-white flooring provides a feeling of continuity

delicate lines and curves engage in visual play within minimal house in belgium

the interior showcase a minimal character with smooth curvesdelicate lines and curves engage in visual play within minimal house in belgium

the oval staircase gently embraces an exposed wardrobe

delicate lines and curves engage in visual play within minimal house in belgium

steel details offset against a perfectly smooth surfacedelicate lines and curves engage in visual play within minimal house in belgiumthe upper level opens to a spacious balcony

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delicate lines and curves engage in visual play within minimal house in belgium
 
delicate lines and curves engage in visual play within minimal house in belgium
 
delicate lines and curves engage in visual play within minimal house in belgium
 
delicate lines and curves engage in visual play within minimal house in belgium
 

project info:

 

name: Saint Benedict

architects: Poot Architectuur

location: Mortsel, Belgium

photography: Stijn Bollaert

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