This contemporary lakeside residence in Belgium was designed by BBSC Architects as a series of transparent and opaque boxes. There is also a really strict geometrical pattern, with straight lines and 90 degrees angles. The exterior design and style is far more dynamic at the back or street side of the home. The rhythm is provided by the sequence of transparent and opaque surfaces, as nicely as by the sharpness of the angles. The front facade is flatter and fully glazed. It serves a double role, a single functional and one aesthetic. The functional function is is that of bringing a maximum of all-natural light inside. The aesthetic 1 is that of opening beautiful views on the lake from each corner of the inside. The first floor mezzanine is produced as a sort of gallery that offers the greatest seats for the spectacle of nature. This giant glass facade also performs as a mirror for the surrounding landscape, that reflects itself in an ever-changing image.
The totally glazed facade is a giant mirror that reflects the seasons, the movement of the trees, the lake and the sky.
Inside we discover the identical pure and minimalistic approach. The white walls absorb and reflect the organic light that penetrates by way of the front facade.
The podiums, galleries and double-height voids produce dynamic, interconnected volumes and spaces.
The intimate spaces are revealed through glass walls rather of being hidden.