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

samyn and partners: house in the outskirts of brussels

 

belgian architecture 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 (above and main) © marie-françoise plissart

 

 

presented as a lush curved facade, the dwelling by SAMYN and PARTNERS 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. 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.

(left) central staircase / (right) second level image © marie-françoise plissart

principal bedroom image © marie-françoise plissart

upper level image © marie-françoise plissart

site plan image courtesy of samyn and partners

floor plan / level 0 image courtesy of samyn and partners

floor plan / level 1 image courtesy of samyn and partners

floor plan / level 2 image courtesy of samyn and partners

floor plan / level -1 image courtesy of samyn and partners

section image courtesy of samyn and partners

section image courtesy of samyn and partners

top view image courtesy of andres fernandez

side elevation image courtesy of andres fernandez

side elevation image courtesy of andres fernandez

west elevation image courtesy of andres fernandez

view onto interior image courtesy of andres fernandez

  • Breathing Walls/ Living walls

  • Cool concept. The plant wall would have to be extremely well sealed though. Don’t know about all the bathrooms a floor below. They might work better as stacked on suites.

    garagecat says:
  • One of the main features of this house is the green wall detailing and the article fails to mention the name behind it: Patrick Blanc.

    :/

    interl0per says:
  • One of the main features of this house is the green wall detailing and the article fails to mention the name behind it: Patrick Blanc.

    :/

    interl0per says:
  • This is absolutely gorgeous! How could I learn how to do this, at least on the wall that protects my house?

    Vania/Brazil says:
  • Um grande poema!

    JB says:
  • detail of plant wall? lining?irrigation?drainage?wind shear protection?planting media?

    marktar says:
  • [email protected]: Let’s hope the walls don’t go to alive and start eating us like Triffids 😉

    justkidding says:

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