Set in an industrial area of a rural town, this carpenter’s atelier with a small office space was realized by Coussée & Goris architecten. A simple flat composition, the volume was constructed following an industrial logic, with a small wooden box inside it that houses the office space. This was given a large but low window, offering views of the outside landscape and connecting with the road in front. The wooden structure of the hall defines both the interior and the façades, resulting in a rhythm of wooden pilasters that feels almost classical. Among its more recent neighbouring buildings, the hall appears highly refined yet almost invisible.
- Louis De Mey
This project is part of the exhibition Composite Presence in the Belgian pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia.
Cousée & Goris architecten: "The concept of the edifice is to generate the transition between the residential and the industrial area. The building is a compact volume that reflects the main principles of both areas. The structure is composed of an industrial wooden structure with concrete panels. Meanwhile, the residential principles are shown by the large windows standing at the front of the plot which connects the building to its environment. By combining these two principles, the architecture positions itself as a transition between the two areas."