House dr

House dr

Lens°ass architects
Private Houses
© Philippe Van Gelooven

House dr

Lens°ass architects as Architects

Ceci n’est pas une porte – This is not a door

A farm that is no longer a farm, a gate that is no longer a gate.

The project expresses the intriguing conflict between making references to the past and yearning for innovation. The original oak wood entry gate to the farmyard was permanently closed off. Still, the gate has retained its function as a boundary and a passage way, now used within the living and working space. It functions as a transit area between the practise and the living space: a transverse passage between the stripped gate wall. Uncovering has become a veritable theme here. Materials such as glass, bricks, plaster, and mainly wood create a noble living space full of surprises and enchanting experiences. Light floods the house and allows for an open view of the surrounding pastoral landscape.

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Timișoara, Romania - Build completed in 2020
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