Within the culture of private plot by plot development of single family houses two rows of social houses offer the opportunity to bring some urban and architectural coherence to the newly built Flemish neighborhood of Balderdorp.
Sitting on two adjacent corners thirteen houses make a specific gesture towards the new public domain. A new collective garden with a walnut tree is added to complement the dominant contrast between street and private gardens.
Clad in light tinted brick the ensemble forms a coherent whole and at the same time clearly shows the individual houses of which it is built up.
Location: Berlaar, Belgium
Type: Social housing
Year: 2011 - 2020
Client: C.V. Zonnige Kempen
Collaboration: with Sophie Van Noten