Living In A Box. Floor space is glorious in cities but also not the most important determining factor of ‘nice living’. 2 Antwerp architects blur the boundaries between working and living on tiny city space.
Four wooden floors between two existing walls, hanging in a steel skeleton, organize this house: downstairs for work, dining on 1st, relaxing on 2nd, sleeping on 3rd, and on the roof, taking a jacuzzi bath and enjoying the view.
The border to the outside is only glass. Transparency not only a necessity, but also a business card. Where is the line between living and exposing yourself if everything is visible? This articulated transparency displays every facet of living on each floor framed by the black window frameworks like a living painting and is also an intentional wink to a former trade in this neighborhood: prostitution. Compromises with the available space are no option. Paying respect to strong restrictions, gives pure luxury and freedom, a place in the city, comfort, and affordable space to live. The chosen construction principles, venture, and a progressive attitude towards adaptation planning are an example of the efficiency of this house also.