Given the desired programme on the ground floor a setting was conceived in which next to the main building the various ancillary functions can consecutively be realised in the annexe. This programming results in an L-shaped building. In terms of urban design, the plot on the corner has not been covered, but through the open corner of its volume it makes a gesture to the neighbourhood. The dwelling has a structure at which facilitating functions border the facade and serve as a buffer between public and private spaces. At these functions, the facade is perforated by narrow window openings. Where the facade borders the garden the volume opens by means of large glass lower fronts.
A traditional accumulation of functions was not chosen. The ‘obligatory’ roof from the zoning plan was avoided by realising the bedrooms in the basement. In order not to situate these bedrooms too far below ground level, the ground floor was raised approximately one meter. Through patios the bedrooms in the basement catch sufficient daylight and there is contact with the garden. The residential functions at ground level look out onto the garden.
The materialisation is light in colour (in shades of white to pale grey) and consists of an austere base and top in prefab concrete with wall sections with openable windows and blank wall sections in between. The blank wall sections are of the same colour but are special due to the texture of the surface, made of a Petersen Kolumba stone. The aluminium frames are finished in a textured lacquer in a colour that contrasts with the facade. The basement is closer to mother nature and will therefore be constructed in a different colour and texture.