OMSORGGRAUX & BAEYENS ARCHITECTEN

AN ARCHETYPAL “FLEMISH WIDE-HOUSE” IN THE CENTER OF ENAME, BELGIUM,  NEXT TO THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE OF THE ST SALVATOR’S ABBEY, IS THE SETTING FOR THIS REFURBISHMENT.

THE PROPERTY HOSTS A PSYCHOTHERAPY CENTER AND A DWELLING. BOTH CLAIM A RELATIONSHIP WITH THE GARDEN.

THIS STALEMATE IS LIFTED BY INTRODUCING A CONCRETE CANOPY IN THE GARDEN ATTACHED TO THE MAIN VOLUME. THIS SELF-SUPPORTING ELEMENT ACTS AS EXTENSION FOR THE CABINETS, AS PRIVATE TERRACE, ACCESS TO GARDEN AND AS A CARPORT.

THE PATIO IS BOUNDED BY THE OLD WALL AND CREATES PRIVACY TOWARDS THE GARDEN. THE TERRACE CREATED BY THIS CANOPY OFFERS A VIEW OVER THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE.