Green surroundings near the city centre
The housing complex successfully combines contrasting elements. Located near the busy city centre, it also looks out onto a relaxing nature area. The flats on the first floor have access to a garden, while the top-floor flats have access to spacious terraces. The architecture combines both straight lines and rounded. The existing garden wall was kept and now preserves the character of the street.
Thanks to the use of a thinner brick, the façade gives the illusion of glued masonry, but is in fact mortared. The brick ages in a unique way, without any discoloration of the joints. The use of different colours creates a lively and expressive look. At the same time, the residential block blends in perfectly with the surrounding built environment, where brick is traditionally used for many buildings.
Project nameResidential block with unique shapes, Westerlo, Belgium
ArchitectArch. Frédéric Vander Laenen
Terca Iluzo Pagus rood bruin
Year of completion2017