This house attracts attention with its polyangular glass façade, projected by Steven Vandenborre architecten and standing out sharply on the background of dense urban area in Ghent city (Belgium).
The four-level building is a private family residence, consisting of a basement level with a garage, as well as of three living stories above it. “The house is designed to be an agglomeration of glass polyangular volumes, set up on the solid monolithic foundation”, — comment the authors.
Panoramic windows are located at various angles, carefully calculated by architects in order to provide various lines of the city`s sight. Glass panels are custom-made, have no visual frames and make the construction as transparent as possible, thus creating its outstanding crystalline image.
Whereas the first and second floors have only one glazed façade, the upper space, decorated in a penthouse style, contains two glass walls, which open panoramic city views from the opposite sides.
The interior`s character is defined by combination of light and dark wood with plastered brick walls. Due to curtains enframing the windows the space may be made either intimate and fenced off the external life or opened to the street and the city.
Photos by Tim van de Velde