architect: Lezze Architecten
For the design of this building, which is situated in a rural area, the architects had to contend with a tight budget. In order to reduce construction costs, they proposed limiting the surface area of the project and also keeping the level of intervention by subcontractors to a minimum.
The internal wall was built in various formats of quick-build bricks. In line with the internal creations, the architects proposed a range of textures for the outer surface. Three formats of brickwork with the same colour were combined: septem 7021, linea 7021 and crea 7021 from Vande Moortel.
The façade bricks encompassed various heights and depths. By placing them in one line on the inside of the wall (in the direction of the cavity in the cavity wall), the façade brickwork in random order was provided with specific texture and relief.
A secondary structure in wood, built out of the joisting and interior walls and left with a coarse finish, was added to this main structure. The bathroom and sanitary facilities are found on the first floor in an area that incorporates walls made of polycarbonate.
This entirely separate design for the interior layout provides many options for modifying the building according to future use. It also contributes towards the structure's sustainability and the building's outer shell.
This 'jewel' in brickwork, with its simple volumetry, further substantiates the focus on the textures of the materials, both inside and out.