Bovenbouw architectuur, Werfstraat, Brussels © Bovenbouw architectuur


In designing this residential building in the centre of Brussels, Bovenbouw architectuur drew inspiration from the city’s rich tradition of town houses. The façade is dominated by the abstract figure of a blind bay that simultaneously marks the entrance and structures the façade composition. The blind bay provides interesting oblique views into the narrow street and supports a terrace on the living-room floor. Although somewhat industrial in appearance, the elevations are conceived in intricate undulating brickwork, not unfamiliar to the sculptural treatment of art nouveau façades around the city. A complementary undulating treatment marks the route from the front door to the stairs leading upwards.

- Louis De Mey

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