House Satiya by ADN Architectures


Here's an extension to a family home in rural Belgium by Brussels studio ADN Architectures.

Called House Satiya, the project features an inclined triangular skylight at one end of the pitched roof.

White-painted brickwork and a black tiled sloping roof were used to tie in with existing local buildings.

Photographs are by Filip Dujardin.

See also: Bastogne by ADN Architectures (February 2010)

The following information is from the architects:

The client wished to transform and extend his house to be able to accommodate a large family.

The existing situation, a working house of the years '30 of 100 m ², consequently will become a resolutely contemporary house of 350 m ².

The first will is to include the extension in continuity with the neighbourhood (inclined roof, black tiles, white painted bricks, etc).

Secondly, the intention is to reflect on creative architecture, as well by its external/interior geometry, as by a more significant dimension (reflexion on textures of the external facing amongst other things).

The extension results in a principle of envelope recovering a volume in which the included spaces are conceived like functionalized boxes.

A play of full and vacuum is set up and expresses the will of close, direct, generous relations between the various levels.

The external openings meet the internal needs for the house, with the specific choices of sights on the external environment, like the run of the sun during the day.

The street front defines clearly the position of the entrance.

External and interior volume is a set of diagonals inducing a dynamics of space.

The choice of abstraction by the black & white is a desire to propose the conceptual aspect of the project while allowing architecture built to put itself “besides”, to allow the space to live as such.

House “Satiya”
Program: Extension of a small house
Client: Private

Location: Kraainem, Belgium
Principal architects: adn Architectures
Project team: David Henquinet, Nicolas Iacobellis, Didier Vander Heyden

Floor area: 350 m2
Start of planning: 2006
Completion: 01/2010
Photographs: Filip Dujardin

Posted on Tuesday March 30th 2010 at 4:02 am by . Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • Horta

    Typical Belgian.. Garage in the middle, white facade and black&white interior in perfect 80’s style. No wonder I fled the country after my studies.

    • bull****

      it seems like you don't know anything about belgium architecture, look at what de geyter, hebbelinck or beel are doing at this time. You can't compare this house to the 80' , it's not the same context and issues. useless comment. it's a good thing you don't want to come in belgium :)

  • Phil Hill

    nice, better than most that i saw so far in comparable buildings.

  • sir rob

    what kind of material is the black floor?

  • justin

    where is the front door? to the left and right of the garage? Missed opportunity to place a window at the left entrance vestibule, leading the eye back into the garden. the material palette is also a little too severe. the introduction of a third material element would be a welcome change. there is simply too much white painted drywall in the pictures. it would make this place feel very austere.

  • 一般

  • huh?

    Is the existing house tan and the new addition white? (See photo above plans)

    • Jerram

      semi detached