This small interesting house is located in a rural area in Belgium. The so-called Kempeneers House designed by the architects at Klaarchitectuur Architecture is a 470 m² provincial home with a modern design that manages to connect with the natural environment around it. It consists of two floors that divide the living and bedroom areas by two unusually composed volumes.
Kempeneers House exterior design
Outdoor space: The house stands on a plain terrain and is surrounded by green grass from three sides. The fourth side is connected to the road through a wide gravel pathway. There is no special treatment visible in the outdoor spaces. The only vegetation that covers the property is grass. It is kept smoothly mown and is frequently watered in order to maintain outstanding green color.
Interesting shaped structure
Building structure: Kempeneers House has an interesting shaped structure. The front entrance and the garage next to it are covered with a single standing wall which is connected to the upper volume of the building and acts like its extension. The lower volume spreads widely in the property and also has one of its walls extended. It intersects with another wall at the front and they both outline a triangular-shaped space that is open to the sidewalk. Inside the house’s first floor there is an open plan living area enclosed in the back by a solid wall with a small window and opened at the front. The second floor shelters the bedroom area that faces a terrace in the back of the house.
Klaarchitectuur Architecture house design
The facade is covered with grey bricks that look like stone from a distance. They create the slightly rustic image of an older building but also make this design way more interesting. Especially because this rough external image creates one sort of feeling and when you enter the house you don’t expect to find a different atmosphere.
Minimalist dining area interior
Interior: The interior of this home is very modern and minimal. We have white walls and ceilings, glossy dark gray tiling in the living area and wooden flooring in the bedrooms. All the rooms get a lot of natural light and provide views to the outdoor landscape.
Text by K.H.Hristova