murmuur architecten, Lalo, Antwerp © Petra Decoutere


A former apartment building was renovated by murmuur architecten and extended with two residential storeys. On the ground floor, the concrete structure was purified and opened up to house the current bike shop. The two additional storeys on top grant the building a height that accords better with the façade’s length. The top floor has been clad in grey planks that contrast with the light façade and seems like a hat placed on top of the building. While the renovation and extension were carefully accorded with the existing proportions and idiom of the façade, the architects underlined the building’s dignity, making it a friend worthy of the surrounding town houses.

- Louis De Mey

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