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