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