MS Private House by Martiat + Durnez Architectes

© Marie-Françoise Plissart

MS Private House by Martiat + Durnez Architectes

Located in a rural area with fine landscapes of Huccorgne, Liège architects Fx Martiat and Sibrine Durnez have created a boxy single family residence for a couple with two children.

Architects: Martiat + Durnez Architectes
Location: Huccorgne, 4520 Wanze, Belgium
Photographs: Marie-Françoise Plissart, Courtesy of Martiat + Durnez

MS Private House by Martiat + Durnez Architectes
© Marie-Françoise Plissart

The MS Private House nestles partially in the ground to keep the 3 metre embankment at street level. The levels overlay each other, staggered according to the functions, to blend in with the existing relief.

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The cantilevered construction of the upper part avoids cutting into the plot on three levels. The house manages to embrace the landscape thanks to its simple and massive volumetry.