Adapted To The Needs of An Elderly Couple: Family House in Oud-Heverlee

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Blanco Architecten have completed the design of a modern family house in Oud-Heverlee, Belgium. The purpose was building a residence where the owners (50+ years old) could live the rest of their life. Therefore this house is ground-floor only and adapted to wheelchair use. Playing with the planning prescriptions the roof angles were directed to the inside/the middle of the house where they end up in a patio. Living and dining area, kitchen, entrance and bathroom all benefit from the patio’s natural light.

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An almost square footprint ends up in an open floor plan with closely connected spaces. Behind the long white built-in closets there are functions as an office space, toilet, room for visitors. Large windows at the back give a clear view on the fields. Facades are made out of bricks. This is a low-energy-house, with sustainability being a key factor in the design planning stage. Information provided via e-mail by Blanco Architecten; Photography: Kristel Merckx

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