House Pluim

House Pluim

Architect
Delmulle Delmulle Architecten
Location
Ghent, Belgium | View Map
Project Year
2022
Category
Private Houses
Johnny Umans
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
DoorsXinnix Door Systems
Interior LightingModular Lighting Instruments
Celling Asona
Ceilling Bruynzeel Multipanel
ANTISONE®
Facade claddingCarro-Construct
Crepi
Aluminium Profiles WindowsReynaers Aluminium

Product Spec Sheet
Interior Lighting
Celling
Ceilling
ANTISONE® by Bruynzeel Multipanel
Facade cladding
Crepi by Carro-Construct
Aluminium Profiles Windows

House Pluim

Delmulle Delmulle Architecten as Architects

The project was built against a house designed by architect Marie-José Van Hee. A painting by Vermeer, called ‘Het Straatje’, served as an image for Van Hee. The design of the house was to apply the same main rule as Van Hee: responding rigorously respond to the surrounding preconditions and preserving and strengthening the existing dialogue: an answer to her answer.

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Johnny Umans

The low facade, with a green oasis behind it, creates a distance towards the neighbors across the street and ensures that the sunlight reaches the street. The floors were withdrawn from the street scene and respectfully follow the withdrawn facade of the adjacent house. The common walls border various courtyards and cornices have been adopted, creating a subtle balance between integration and differentiation.

photo_credit Johnny Umans
Johnny Umans

Two modest linked facades, with the same height, opening and scale, but each with its own individuality and zeitgeist. That's how Vermeer's ‘straatje’ is back.

photo_credit Johnny Umans
Johnny Umans
photo_credit Johnny Umans
Johnny Umans

Up to a height of four meters, the project was built mostly closed, like a pedestal. This houses a wheelchair accessible hospita room with bathroom and a home office, both with a view of the courtyard gardens at the front and back. On the pedestal: a fine and transparent volume in wood. The first floor, with bedroom and bathroom, is recessed to parapet height in the pedestal, for privacy and intimacy. At the very top is the open living space with spacious views of the skyline of Ghent. The house opens upwards, as it were.The higher up in the house, the more panoramic.

photo_credit Johnny Umans
Johnny Umans
photo_credit Johnny Umans
Johnny Umans

Extensive planting in the courtyards and on the green roofs creates shade and privacy and provides a contrasting living experience of peace and greenery in the middle of the city.

photo_credit Johnny Umans
Johnny Umans

Team:
Architects: Delmulle Delmulle Architecten
Design team: Seger Delmulle, Frank Delmulle, Jana De Meutter
Landscape architect: Gilles Pieters 
Engineer: Ingenieursadvies De Clercq
Photographer: Johnny Umans 

photo_credit Johnny Umans
Johnny Umans

Materials used:
Facade cladding: Crepi / Acoya wood
Flooring: Parquet Maple / Concrete Natural Grey
Ceiling: Sonaspray Asona main floor / Antisone Veneer Maple Bruynzeel 
Doors: Sliding Doors Bedroom: Ayous Chinese paper / Xinix Doors
Windows: Aluminium Profils Reynaers / Wooden Padouk Profils
Staircase exterior: Concrete / Perfoplate Steel
Interior lighting: Modular Lighting Spots (thimble)
Interior furniture: Custom cabinets/Tablets: Veneer Maple and Inox

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