Blanket of steel, terraced passive house

Blanket of steel, terraced passive house

Architect
atelier tom vanhee (former Room & Room)
Location
Brussels, Belgium | View Map
Project Year
2020
Category
Private Houses
Filip Dujardin
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
Rooster trpe 411, Xtravent Domo RENSON
GGL PK10 3866 ral 9010, energy star 3-double glazed Ug=0,7W/m2KVelux
Sandwich panelKingspan Group
KS1000 RW, Kooltherm K12, Koolhterm K8
ManufacturersPromat
PROMATECT®-H, PROMASIL, PROMAFOUR
ManufacturersBelgaclima
Belgaseal, Belgatape DUO
ManufacturersIsover
Comfortpanel 32

Product Spec Sheet
Rooster trpe 411, Xtravent Domo
GGL PK10 3866 ral 9010, energy star 3-double glazed Ug=0,7W/m2K
Sandwich panel
KS1000 RW, Kooltherm K12, Koolhterm K8 by Kingspan Group
Manufacturers
PROMATECT®-H, PROMASIL, PROMAFOUR by Promat
Manufacturers
Belgaseal, Belgatape DUO by Belgaclima
Manufacturers
Comfortpanel 32 by Isover

Blanket of steel, terraced passive house, Vilvoorde

atelier tom vanhee (former Room & Room) as Architects

A working-class house destroyed by fire was converted into a passive, environment-conscious house with a community purpose. By integrating the difference in level of the landscape into the house, the relationship with the garden was preserved. The ground floor houses a flexible space thanks to the dividing possibilities of the curtains. A recessed wooden open staircase lets light penetrate deep into the house.

photo_credit Filip Dujardin
Filip Dujardin

The client opted for a thorough renovation, in accordance with passive house standards and using sustainable materials.

The ground floor will be opened up and set up as a multifunctional space, which in addition to private living areas can also be used for occasional socio-cultural encounters in the neighbourhood.  Curtains allow for the division of the space: an entrance area, an additional room at the front. The existing low-quality rear extension is removed and replaced by a volume that forms one whole with the main volume.

photo_credit Filip Dujardin
Filip Dujardin

The site has a significant slope. The garden is about 95 cm lower than the front garden. This level difference will be incorporated into the house. The floor level of the ground floor part of this rear annexe will be lowered by 70 cm, thus creating a stronger relationship with the garden. Besides integrating into the landscape, this also ensures a higher spatiality in the house.  The stairs that bridge the difference in level are also storage drawers and cupboards. The former cellar serves as a technical room and is hidden behind a hatch in the floor.

photo_credit Filip Dujardin
Filip Dujardin

A new wooden staircase to the 2nd floor with adjacent void brings light into the heart of the  house. 

The front facade, sloping roof surfaces and rear facade are clad with white metal sandwich panels with a high insulation value. They create a unity in the volume. 

photo_credit Filip Dujardin
Filip Dujardin

The design aims to strike a balance between stimulating the surrounding urban fabric and integrating it into the context.  The large window on the ground floor of the façade and the view through to the back garden are an inviting signal function when the multifunctional space is used as a meeting place.

photo_credit Filip Dujardin
Filip Dujardin

We retained as many materials as possible that were not destroyed by the fire. Floors 1st floor and ground floor, frontage, windows frontage, stairs to +1,... The new materials were chosen in an environmentally conscious way.

photo_credit Filip Dujardin
Filip Dujardin
photo_credit Filip Dujardin
Filip Dujardin
photo_credit Filip Dujardin
Filip Dujardin
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Material Used :
1. Vonk - Vonk Picnic table (https://www.vonk.furniture/fuse)
2. Renson - Rooster trpe 411
3. Renson - Xtravent Domo 
4. Kingspan - Sandwich panel KS1000RW
5. Kingspan - Koolhterm K8, Kooltherm K12
6. Joris Ide - 45,333 Coating Plastisol 200M 5hps
7. Rockwool - Rockflex 114/rockfit 431 adapt
8. Isover - Comfortpanel 32
9. Velux - GGL PK10 3866 ral 9010, energy star 3-double glazed   Ug=0,7W/m2K
10. Promatect - Promatect H, Promasil -1000L, Promafour
11. Het Stenen Vuur - Loam stove
12. EPS-insulation in floor - 20cm
13. Belgaclima - Belgaseal 600 airtight seal, Belga tape duo, Belgafoil, Belgafix
14. Pro Clima - Contega IQ
15. Dörken - Delta Façade
16. Wooden structure - CLS Noorsgrenen 90x38mm, Oregon, Pine
17. Saint Gobain - Climatop Sun 0,6 W/m2K
18. Intello - Intellor plus vapour barrier
19. Bosch - Hotplate PIF672FB1E
20. Novy - Extractor Novy 7839 Vison
21. Woodframes - 0,71 W/m2K
22. pine wood - parquet

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