Architects: Dédal Architectes     Photography: Stijn Bollaert     Construction Period:  2021     Location:  Linkebeek, Belgium

Located in a street made up of terraced houses, the new construction stands precisely at the height of a significant shift in the alignments of the fronts of the buildings between the upper and lower parts of the street.

In a desire to integrate with the existing building, the new volumetry plays with this difference in alignment and operates a fold in the front facade which compensates for both the depth offsets and the alignments of cornice levels.

Inside, the spaces follow one another in a work of sequence in half-levels, or rather in quarter-levels. Articulated by integrated furniture elements, the differences in floor heights make it possible to organize the living spaces in a very open way. There are very few partitions and the gradual intimacy is created by the gradual ascent of the platforms.

This set of levels and openings of spaces is also readable on the facade and the materials have been chosen to take up the expression of the structure of the wooden frame construction.

Text provided by the architect.