Architecture April, 25 2013

House in House – Tijl & Indra by Atelier Vens Vanbelle – Belgium

More structures within structures, this time a house times 2 located in Gent, Belgium. Designed by Atelier Vens Vanbelle, rough, wooden planks create a separate ‘home’ for the kitchen, this unusual material chosen to differentiate between House 1 and House 2. Stairs lead above the cooking area to a viewing balcony looking down on to the living and dining areas below. It also serves as a small desk nook and offers a view over the garden. Beautiful midcentury furniture throughout, the house feels truly lived in as opposed to the usual polished interiors. Plus you get to say you own two homes. Bonus. Take a look inside.