This rare seventies revitalized architectural jewel is located in Hasselt, Belgium and has the open, light emanation of free-floating space where the play of white and shadows creates dynamic modern atmosphere. The owner and the architects from MASSARCHITECTS had renewed and redesigned the spaces so that the impact to the original structure and spirit of the house is minimal and yet still introducing contemporary approach towards furniture, space arrangement and dynamic of light into the premises.
The furnishing is simple and even austere with clear lines and attention towards the details. The smoothly curved spaces in the living areas are matched with correspondingly curved furniture, and the functionality of the spaces is not on the account of its artistry. The white palette is punctuated with dark colors (brown, gray, black) the attention towards the details continues here – the white lacquer was chosen with touches in colored stained oak as an echo of the shade of the oak parquet. The simple and minimalistic furnishing allows the curved shapes and unusual architectural solutions of the house to stand out. The round tables, lamps, and details of the decor straighten the oblong dynamic of the premises. The brick constructs and the warmth of the dark wooden packet bring the cozy, comfortable element into the modernist design. Photographs: Philippe Van Gelooven