The corner building provides space for 5 dwellings and 12 parking spaces.

The front elevation has 4 bays that contain 5 houses. Hence a play of rule and exception emerges.

The graphical quality of the brickwork reveals the composed nature of the conglomerate.

Five Compact Houses




Ground floor

First floor

Second floor

In the rhythm of the ‘Regatta’ master plan, several larger corner modules determine the sizes of the ground-level houses. Through a small leap in scale, these corner buildings accommodate five residential units and covered parking spaces for the residents. We view the corner module on Zeilsportplein as a conglomerate of four terraced houses, the addresses of which are linked to the square. In addition, there is a fully-fledged roof garden above the car park. The graphic quality of the masonry betrays the composition of the conglomerate. Executed in white extruded bricks, the four houses are fixed in a concrete stone frame. In the symmetry of the facades facing the square, the exceptions confirm the rule. For example, a ground floor apartment makes itself known on the square, between two houses. Glazed stones become ornaments amongst the white-grey graphics.

  • Design teamDirk Somers, Carole Boeckx, Matilde Everaert and Valérie Van de Velde
  • LocationAntwerp
  • Year2013 - 2016
  • ClientVooruitzicht
  • MasterplanAWG
  • Public spaceSecchi-Vigano
  • PhotographyFilip Dujardin