This is a project by Egide Meertens Architecten and it is located at Riemst, Belgium. There are five images for Egide Meertens' Living and Work Area.
The original building volume has been substantially changed both internally and externally for the integration of our living annex work area.
From the first floor the space has been fully opened up to the roof to create a link between the living and meeting area and although both areas flow over into one another, the living area is not robbed of privacy.
As to the spatial concept and choice of materials we have worked with contrasts: curved – straight, light – dark, old – new, cold – warm, smooth – texture.
The old front wall was renewed. Contrasting to this wall a projected volume is emphasized covered with new bluestone panels. This projected volume with its horizontally segmented window bundles the light internally.
The entrance zone forms the transition between the inside and outside area. Through a covered outdoor stairway, joined by a wall, one reaches the entrance on the first floor. Here, the outside materials are interwoven with the inside materials to create a transition space.
The living area has an introvert character. This area is bathed in light through a ray of light running over the entire length of the roof.
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