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The Walled House with Wintergarden project by STUDIOLO architectuur @ Composite Presence, Z33

The Walled House with Wintergarden project by STUDIOLO architectuur (Jo Liekens, Karolien Vanmerhaeghe, Sigyn De Lombaerde, in collaboration with Koen Matthys), is presented in Z33 as part of the 1/15 scaled urban landscape model ‘Composite Presence‘, curated by Bovenbouw architectuur, composing 50 selected projects, and highlighting the productive tension between architecture and the city in Flanders.

Z33, Huis voor Actuele Kunst, Design & Architectuur,
Bonnefantenstraat 1 3500 Hasselt
02.10.2022 – 12.02.2023


Short project text:
“On a very steep corner in a historical working-class neighbourhood of Ghent, STUDIOLOarchitectuur in collaboration with Koen Matthys proposed to cut off the angle of the plot and to make a rather solid yet permeable building that is visually capable of functioning as the ‘head’ of the block. The brick skin does not entirely align with the insulated volume of the house, resulting in an interior volume retracted from a large part of the façade. This creates a three-storey winter garden with a mezzanine hanging in it, ‘lined’ in bricks. The gesture allows for very large windows in the outer skin, while maintaining a degree of privacy thanks to the buffer zone. The ambiguity of a lived interstitial space between private and public is strengthened by the encrusting of public niches and bird alcoves in the walled house’s skin.”