Located in Anzegem, Belgium, House L-C is a private house designed by GRAUX & BAEYENS Architecten. It is a semi-open house created due to the trapezium shape of its plot. The design of this house consists of varying roof heights and three cubes.
The plot of this project is an empty plot on a village road, situated on the transition from a typical piece of Flemish ribbon development to a detached, ‘belle époque’ – architecture. Due to this kind of plot, it is necessary to have a house with a design that can create a fluent transition.
The architect also needs to find a creative solution because the shape of the plot is a trapezium. Thus, a semi-open house is created that begins on the street side and opens up to the back area of the plot.
In relation to the plot boundary, the side facade is staggered because of the neighbor’s proximity and the narrow, construction-free, garden strip. Instead of a monotonous, an animated, second
‘street façade’ is created.
The movement of the facade is zigzag, allowing the development of a side garden to be a full addendum to the house.
The rectangular spaces consist of a living room, kitchen, and office which are connected with their corners. This can create a mutual relationship that is accentuated by concrete beams. These beams support the roof and upper level of the house.
House L-C Gallery
Photographer: Jeroen Verrecht