Forest Care Residential by 51N4E
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Forest Care Residential by 51N4E

A seemingly austere and orphaned pavilion located in a small pinewood on the outskirts of Zoersel, north of Antwerp.

Architects: 51N4E
Location: Zoersel, Belgium
Photographs: Filip Dujardin

Forest Care Residential Huis aan't Laar by 51N4E

© Filip Dujardin

Forest Care Residential Huis aan't Laar by 51N4E

© Filip Dujardin

The cladding, made out of scorched Siberian Larch, blurring foreground and background but more importantly capturing and reflecting the gentle forest light into a clement silver haze.


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Forest Care Residential Huis aan't Laar by 51N4E

© Filip Dujardin

Forest Care Residential Huis aan't Laar by 51N4E

© Filip Dujardin

It contains two completely autonomous houses, conceived as a single volume of compact footprint with two invisibly merged condominiums, up-scaled windows offering distinct light conditions, views and living atmospheres.

Forest Care Residential Huis aan't Laar by 51N4E

Courtesy of 51N4E

Created by Brussels office 51N4E for social-profit organization Huize Monnikenheide, Huis aan’t Laar is a eight-storey residential project server as new care home with 16 flats for young adults with an intellectual disability.

Forest Care Residential Huis aan't Laar by 51N4E

© Filip Dujardin

Forest Care Residential Huis aan't Laar by 51N4E

© Filip Dujardin

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