Belgian studio De Meester Vliegen Architecten redesigned an apartment at the top of a building in Antwerp with surrounding views over the city centre.
Timeless simplicity, purity of forms and rich materiality define the atmosphere of the minimalist new penthouse that also functions as a private office.
Most of the functional elements of the apartment, including kitchen and storage facilities are located into one central volume, a “floating” storage element clad in nut wood veneer with a polished finish. This massive volume functions as the divider of different areas and organizes circulation.
It also creates a dialogue with the stunning seven-metre-long monolithic stone partition of verde patricia marble by Van Den Weghe that hangs from the ceiling and sits on top of a steel fireplace.
Photography © Tom de Meester
Description from De Meester Vliegen Architecten:
“A penthouse in the center of Antwerp with nice views onto the surrounding city areas. We strip the whole space onto the concrete construction, and start the new design from this point on. Traditional organization will be skipped, the space functional elements will be put in one central volume, “floating” storage element and fireplace are the only extra fixed pieces in the project. The volume will be finished in dark wood, extra materials are marble and laquered finish, light and technics will be invisible.”
Tine Vliegen architect | Tom De Meester interior architect