Leeuw House by NU architectuuratelier is an instance of a contemporary constructing cleverly built-in in a countryside panorama. Located in Sint-Pieters-Leeuw, Belgium, the 290 sq.-meter residence is constructed with the very best power-effectivity requirements in thoughts. The compact home acts as a catalyst of warmth; “the outside end has a darkish tint, and the metallic construction is totally indifferent from the pores and skin to stop warmth loss. Sandwich panels, usually utilized in industrial buildings (fridges), are used as insulation”, defined the architects.
The North facade is comparatively closed, in distinction to the South and West glazing which unfolds from the nook of the constructing. As you step inside, “a scenography unfolds and the totally different features might be discovered on totally different ranges with fascinating inter-relations. Without falling into the syndrome of a Tupperware power residence with superfluous technological novelties, this home demonstrates that spatial and visible relationships may be realized by going into direct dialogue with the encompassing context”. The interiors of this Belgium residence really feel like an open artwork gallery, as a consequence of a easy colour scheme in grey and white and minimalist furnishings preparations. Photographs: Stijn Bollaert