Two wide houses


A vacant lot - seperated from the street by a brick wall – forms the site for two new family houses. By rotating the conventional house-garden configuration, the project forms an alternative to the closed and formal facades of the typical neighbouring row houses. With the 90 degree rotation, the houses are both side-facing the shared garden. This allows for the living spaces of the house to be very open towards the garden, with the old wall providing sufficient privacy towards the street.


Location: Aalst, Belgium
Type: Housing
Year: 2013
Status: competition design
Client: Municipality Aalst
Collaboration: with Van Besien Van Noten