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Villa Markthuis, Belgium

Tuesday 30 Apr 2013
 

Niche residence completes in Belgium

 
 
 
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A glorious showcase for resident's large collection of art and hunting trophies 


Barcode Architects' design for the extension and renovation of Villa Markthuis is completed. The design is driven by the desire to optimise the daylighting in the house and the wish of the client to reserve a prominent place for his large collection of art and hunting trophies.

In order to maximise the spatial experience most of the interior walls are removed to remain with one open living space extending over the first two floors of the villa. Downstairs are comfortable spaces for receiving guests while on the upper first floor more intimate and private areas with an open plan kitchen, study, and lounge area are situated.

A large atrium connects the two layers and provides space for an exclusive, double high exhibition wall with an impressive amount of artefacts. The wooden staircase is placed as a freestanding piece of furniture within the void, on one side guided by a 6m-tall piece of glass. The glazed element separates the kitchen and the entrance lobby from the rest of the house and offers exciting plays of light and shadow.

BARCODE Architects details: “From any point in the villa there is a clear view out, to the sky and the green, combined with the ‘lofty’ floor plan it delivers the house with a unique transparency and quality.”

Note: In line with the client's wishes, we have not printed images of the exterior of the house or it's exact location. 

Key Facts

Status Completed
Value 0(m€)
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BARCODE Architects
www.barcodearchitects.com

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