In this house in the suburbs of Antwerp, weathering steel lamellae are in command, inside and outside they define the spaces, they mark out the boundaries where needed and open again when suited. They glow in the rusty evening sun and give a twinkling show of shadows. They embrace and protect the environment of the residents of this extraordinary house.
Designed by DMOA architects, the concept of the house is based on the use of the Corten steel lamellae. It’s not only used to design the building, but it also shapes the landscape and defines the interior. A far-reaching detailing was needed to enable the use of the lamellae as cladding (which has been welded on a perforated plate), as the gate of the garage, as the single lamellae around the garden (fixed on a invisible special structure), as the rusty floor around the ginkgo tree in chips from the waste of the perforated plates.