House BRAS is located on a lush green site abutting a pond in the middle of an old allotment in the suburbs of Antwerp. The house is designed to blend into its surrounding natural landscape.
The idea for this special brick house came about after the architects crossed India and the residents traveled to Morocco. The result: an Belgian open house that hides behind an oriental curtain.
Pure and essential shapes, highlighted by a natural light that irradiates from big glass windows, that is further amplified by the mainly cleat surfaces of the environments.
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.
Situated among vast fields and quiet sheep herds in Belgium, a heritage structure has been restored into a newly opened B&B. ’ The Bunkers ’ as the property is aptly named, was originally built in concrete on the brink of 1st world war.
When Stijn and Annemie bought the listed school façade (anno 1908) with the vacant piece of land behind, they were already the fourth owners in a row. The other buyers hadn’t found a proper solution to build a contemporary house behind this facade.