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Unpretentious Top-Up House
by Studio Haan

Unpretentious Top-Up House by Studio Haan
Photo by Luc Roymans

Studio Haan has completely renovated the Unpretentious Top-Up House in Ghent, Belgium.

"The existing and decrepit corner house in a lively neighbourhood of Ghent was completely stripped and instead of the old, sloping roof, a full-fledged third floor in cross laminated timber (CLT) was built to house the children's areas," said Studio Haan.

This house is for a family of five with a living area of 132 square metres that spans three floors – resulting in a vertical way of living.

This ensures that every floor can fully enjoy beautiful views and sufficient daylight, but it also offers the family an opportunity to enjoy each other's company – or retreat to their own private spot.

This project has been longlisted in the house extension category of Dezeen Awards 2023.

Studio: Studio Haan
Project: Unpretentious Top-Up House

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