An old brewery is being converted into a home. The existing concrete structure is the blueprint for the new plan. The conversion of a shed into a single-family home in Gentbrugge, Belgium.
The plot in question is part of an inner area that is in full development of a family home infringement project.
The shed roofs are broken down. The existing concrete structure becomes the blueprint for the new plan.
A new steel structure was developed between the old concrete structure. The concrete draws itself as a pencil line between “old” and “new”.
The existing elements require a subtle interweaving of quality spaces and honest materials that enter into a dialogue with the existing rough structure. The contradiction between roughness and refinement forms a tension to frame the whole.
The new home nestles in the existing contours of the shed. This gives the house a large outdoor space on the living spaces and an intimate outdoor space on the more private spaces.
The communal garden becomes the green core of the entire site.