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apr 01, 2012

m architecture: bridal suite

‘suite nuptiale’ by m architecture, belgium image © bepictures

brussels-based firm m architecture has recently completed ‘suite nuptiale’, a bridal suite located in the attic of a home in masnuy-saint-jean, belgium. the elongated space is divided based on function, with the bedroom, shower area and office merged into a single volume. the white surfaces reflect the natural light which comes in through the skylight, while the fluorescent tubes running vertically accentuate the slope of the gabled ceiling while also visually expanding the narrow room (1.5 meters 11 feet wide).

playing with the idea of transparency, the shower and sink are enclosed in the center using a curved glass partition. with the openness of the space, the architectural components, including the piping and structural beams are exposed. the small red mosaic tiles provide the only visible color, automatically reinforcing the bathroom as the focal point. the simple programming is meant for the open-minded customer who is willing to adapt to the unique project.

bed with mirrored storage headboard  image © bepictures

shower and sink enclosed with glass partition  image © bepictures

table and dressing area image © bepictures

exposed fluorescent lights accentuate the slope of the ceiling to visually expand the narrow space    image © bepictures

view from inside the bathroom showing the suspended mirror and architectural components  image © bepictures

floor plan / level 0 

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project info:

program: planning a bedroom location: masnuy-saint-jean, belgium client: private architect: m architecture (catherine maraite & pascal monniez) surface: 30 m² completed: 2012

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