Textured stone and wood surfaces are oriented the two horizontally and vertically to emphasise spaces inside of this residence for two doctors in Belgium .


Local studio Contekst was accountable for creating the interior of the detached residence, which is positioned in a modest village referred to as Pulle – not far from Antwerp, the place the “world’s biggest pivoting window” was just lately additional to a townhouse.


The consumers never spend significantly time at property but, befitting their profession, they wanted a straightforward and calm interior that can be cleaned simply with minimum trouble.


An additional crucial factor of the brief for Undertaking Pulle was to include interconnected spaces that increase the character of the layout and its connection with the surrounding garden.


“The customers asked for every thing to be linked with lines and open spaces,” designer Sam Peeters told Dezeen. “The kitchen is aligned with the fireplace and all the passages are aligned so every thing feels linked.”


All-natural resources with linear textures are used on the ground floor to emphasise the continuity among the spaces and to draw the eye towards openings that search out onto the backyard.


On the upper storey, the grain of the oak veneer and the veining of the stone are oriented vertically to develop a higher feeling of height.


Within the double-height reception location, a staircase that seems to slide out from a veneer-clad wall extends up towards the first-floor landing.

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“The space was so big it felt like it essential anything various to a classical stair,” Peeters explained. “So we came up with the thought of making a single fluid line that you pull out from the wall and it turns onto the landing.”


The wooden stairs have a slender profile that is supported underneath by a white-painted steel structure, which cantilevers from a beam hidden behind the veneered wall.


A handrail for the stair is integrated into the adjacent wall as a narrow slit, although the other side is left completely open.


As the clients have no young children and will not plan to have any, they made a decision to leave out the handrail to enhance the staircase’s minimum aesthetic.


With a width of over 1.5 metres, the stair is wide enough to ascend and descend without having stepping close to the edge.


The interior was created alongside the design for the property, which provided possibilities to incorporate particulars that would have been impossible otherwise.


A huge sheet of glass screening the shower spot in the bathroom was manoeuvred by means of an opening in 1 of the external walls before it was sealed off with a window.


Smooth white surfaces supply a neutral backdrop for the all-natural textures and details applied to prominent surfaces and fitted furnishings.


A monolithic stone unit separating the residing area and dining spot is made up of a fireplace and a hidden television, while all the kitchen utilities are concealed behind fitted oak cabinetry.


Lighting is carefully integrated into the ceilings, such as as a continuous strip working the length of the 1st floor hallway.

Photography is by Nils Van Brabant.



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