Residence DG

Residence DG

Architect
Vlaminck Van Wetter
Location
Nazareth, Belgium | View Map
Project Year
2020
Category
Private Houses

Private Residence DG in Nazareth Belgium

Vlaminck Van Wetter as Architects

Existing situation:

This former notary's house is located on the outskirts of the village center of the municipality of Nazareth.

In the south-facing front garden is a small brick card house with a straw roof under a monumental Robinia Pseudoacacia. 

The building complex is included in the list of heritage and is part of the memory of the inhabitants of Nazareth.

The volume of this stately house consists of a symmetrical main building with a classical mansard roof and a small extension of the former notary's office.

 

Design assignment:

The redevelopment of this project consisted of restoring the interior and exterior of the existing main building as well as replacing the notary's wing with a contemporary extension. A doctor's practice was incorporated on the ground floor.

 

Design development:

The ceiling-high glass facades of the new extension bring the special front garden and large backyard inside the house.

The foliage of the stately Robinia filters the southern light so that it remains pleasantly cool during the summer months.

The original, refined concrete plinth in the facade of the new volume unites old and new.

 

Choice of materials:

All existing spaces are restored to their original state.

The high ceilings and wooden parquet floors in Hungarian point give the new extension an authentic look.

The original ceramic sinks and the cast iron bathtub will be reused in the new bathroom. The walls with white handmade glazed tiles reflect the soft northern lights of the garden behind. The weathered wooden floors enhance the feeling of homeliness.

 

Techniques:

The old cast iron radiators as well as all brass radiator faucets are retained. A gas condensing boiler replaces the heating system. All electricity wiring has been renewed. Two high efficiency ventilation groups refresh the indoor air. The rainwater, which used to be stored in a large metal tank in the attic and used as mains water, is collected in an underground cistern and pumped up for outdoor taps and sinks.

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