Dhooge & Meganck Architectuur, The Little Prince, Gent © Filip Dujardin

De Kleine Prins

Dhooge & Meganck Architectuur designed this sawtooth extension to a terraced house on a narrow, curved plot. The structure of the new volume was conceived as three remarkably shaped wooden rafters. They start as a column on the ground floor and grow into a chamfered beam that leans onto the party wall. High-up windows draw soft northern light into these living quarters. The form of the rafters was reinterpreted in the design of the metal balustrades for the first-floor windows. The three wooden trusses determine the project in formal, rhythmic and spatial ways. They also create an unexpected and expressive coherence.

- Louis De Mey

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