CorTen House in Kontich, Belgium / DMOA Architects

CorTen House in Kontich, Belgium / DMOA Architects

Project: CorTen House
Architects: DMOA Architecten
Location: Kontich, Belgium
Collaborators: Benjamin Denef, Matthias Mattelaer, Stefanie Dieleman, Charlotte Gryspeerdt, Lien Gesquiere, Koen Paridaens engineering
Area: 540.0 m2
Project Year 2013
Photographer: Luc Roymans

An extraordinary house, surrounded by rusty red lamellae. They glow in the evening sun and cast a play of shadows. Indoor, warm colours and materials set the mood.

CorTen House in Kontich, Belgium / DMOA Architects

In this house in the suburbs of Antwerp, weathering steel lamellae are in command. Inside as well as 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. You can feel them everywhere.

pool / DMOA Architects

The concept of the CorTen 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.

CorTen House in Kontich, Belgium / DMOA Architects

A far-reaching detailing was needed to enable the use of the lamellae as cladding (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 (chips from the waste of the perforated plates).

CorTen House in Kontich, Belgium / DMOA Architects

CorTen House in Kontich, Belgium / DMOA Architects

CorTen House in Kontich, Belgium / DMOA Architects

 living room / DMOA Architects

CorTen House in Kontich, Belgium / DMOA Architects

bathroom / DMOA Architects

pool / DMOA Architects

CorTen House in Kontich, Belgium / DMOA Architects

CorTen House in Kontich, Belgium / DMOA Architects

CorTen House in Kontich, Belgium / DMOA Architects

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.

Off-Grid Cabin in Joshua Tree National Park: Folly by Cohesion

Folly off-grid cabin is a peculiar prototype built to serve as a conversation piece, lend interest to its surroundings through an architectural medium. It derives from a need to expand my thesis position on architecture; which explores Cohesion as the integration of contextual and pragmatic relevancy within different environments.

Sorrento Beach House in Mornington Peninsula / AM Architecture

Sorrento Beach house is comprised of a raw concrete internal shell, wrapped in a timber exterior. The thermal mass provided by the concrete is insulated externally providing stable internal temperatures, and the timber exterior shades the concrete, further eliminating heat loads in summer.

Bravos House / Jobim Carlevaro Arquitetos

Bravos House was designed by Jobim Carlevaro Arquitetos in 2013 and built from 2013 to 2015 at the Porto Riviera Condominium, in Brava Beach,...

Green Lake Residence by Coates Design Architects

This was a remodel on a spec home that was already under construction, with the goal of customizing the existing plans to better match the owner’s needs.