The initial state of the De Groote - Van Hoeck house typified the traditional characteristics that form the starting point of many renovation projects in Belgium. The result is a modest, neutral and precisely detailed project. An unusual construction had gradually developed with the extensions to the initial house, and the building was in a very poor physical state. The project nevertheless finds its source in the existing volume. The extension was added so as to orient itself and rotate the central volume towards the garden.
This ensured a harmonious continuity between the existing construction and the extension, developing a highly elaborate architectural grammar, not least at the level of the joining of the roofs and walls. The canopy that extends along the rear building contributes to this play on volumes. It suggests a singular area, parallel to the large, accordion-like windows of the kitchen and dining room that encourage life outdoors.
The new volume and the back façade of the existing part were covered with green stained wooden boards. The doors and windows are made in Oregon pine wood.
surface: 220 m2