“COPY” Architects: Atelier Vens Vanbelle Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses ArchDaily Piet & Sarah – Copper Extension / Atelier Vens Vanbelle photographs: Tim Van de VeldePhotographs: Tim Van de VeldeSave this picture!© Tim Van de VeldeRecommended ProductsSuspension SystemsGustafsSlated Timber Ceiling in EQT Corporate HeadquartersSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsPorcelain StonewareApavisaBetonPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – RondaText description provided by the architects. The property is situated at the back on the plot and originally consisted of a typical old farmhouse and an extension dating from the 90s, with a distinct architecture: a fully glazed facade, with a curved shape in plan, with a roof which consists of several parallel smaller roofs. The clash of these two building typologies is a strange thing. This house had become too small for the residents, so there was a need for an extra bedroom, bathroom and if feasible also an enclosed entrance hall.Save this picture!SectionThe old farm house was rescheduled, and in order to not interfere with the daily routine of the residents there’s been chosen to erect the new expansion besides the existing buildings. The connection with the expansion was made via the new multipurpose room on the first floor of the old farmhouse.Save this picture!© Tim Van de VeldeThe architecture of the new extension reinforces the ambiguous character of the existing buildings, because instead of searching a solution that matches as closely as possible the existing buildings, there’s been chosen to give the new building volume a strong and personal character. The new building volume seems to have landed or washed up on the site, as a sort of retro-futuristic capsule which one can not determine the origin. This capsule does not refer to an era in architecture, but is reminiscent of the exploits of Jules Verne or the world who cartoonists Peeters and Schuiten recall so perfectly: a cocktail of science fiction and nostalgia.Save this picture!© Tim Van de VeldeThe exterior was coated with copper, and the quirky atmosphere of the exterior has been translated in the bathroom, which is designed as a kind of cockpit in white polyester. The bedroom and the terrace are situated next to the bathroom, like a suite in a (space) ship.Save this picture!New Ground Floor PlanA new entrance is situated under the belly of the new volume, because originaly one entered directly into the living space. This glazed volume is a continuation of the 90s renovation, both in design and in terms of materials: The green glazed 90s facade is simply extended, causing a small patio next to the entrance, bathroom and livingroom. Next to the entrance there also naturally develops a covered terrace. Photographs Year: 2014 CopyHouses, Extension•Ghent, Belgium “COPY” CopyAbout this officeAtelier Vens VanbelleOfficeFollowProductsStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentExtensionGhentHousesRefurbishmentBelgiumPublished on November 10, 2014Cite: “Piet & Sarah – Copper Extension / Atelier Vens Vanbelle” 10 Nov 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.