A single house 

Description: Renovation of a single house
Type of project: House
Type of customer: Private
Department: Renovation
Location: Watermael-Boitsfort, Brussels (BE)
Surface area: 388 m²
Year: 2016-2018

Planted with majestic trees, the decor of the Square de l’Arbalète highlights an interesting collection of bourgeois villas from the interwar period. To support the description in the leaflet ‘Watermael-Boitsfort à la carte’, note: the villa Mamet at no. 3, which displays a pure modernism and has recently been renovated. The number 40-42 on the Avenue de l’Arbalète a few steps away also stands out for its illustrious architect (Brunfaut) and its sober volumes and finishes. Finally, note the proximity of the Rombauts houses on avenue de la tenderie 13 to complete this quality environment. Recently a number of contemporary projects have also taken place there.
The house, built in the 1950s, was of rather light architectural interest, mixing different styles typical of the neo-classical villas of that period.
The issues at stake are based on three distinct axes :
– to produce an architecture in line with the needs of a large family, including 5 bedrooms and an office space.
– to meet the building’s energy performance standards
– respect and dialogue with the architectural and environmental context.