Belgian architects Steven Vandenborre and Mias Sys have designed a unique and eye-catching home. The Abeel house features distinctive windows that angle out over the street giving multiple perspectives on the landscape below.
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“Since its founding in 2003, studio Vandenborre Architecten has built a reputation for its versatile designs in the private, commercial and public sector. The studio’s work is characterized by a thorough attention to detail, materialization and context.”
“This compact family house is conceived as a stack of three angular glass volumes, sitting on top of a solid base,” said the architects. “Every floor is carefully shaped with shifting angles to provide particular sights of the street and the city.” The Abeel house windows are finished with floor-to-ceiling glazing that projects away from the adjacent facades at opposing angles.
Designed specifically for the narrow plot it’s situated on in the city of Ghent, Belgium, it comprises four floors, with a garage in a black brick base and three floors of living space above. The interior sees the light and dark woodwork cabinetry combine effectively with the painted brick walls. A penthouse-style suite on the top floor features glass walls on each side, giving the room panoramic views of the city. Finally, a sunny roof terrace acts a sanctuary with unmatched views of the surrounding skyline.
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