Project: Corten House
Architect: DMOA Architecten
Location: Kontich, Belgium
Area: 5,812 sf
Photo by: Luc Roymans
Corten House by DMOA Architecten
Corten House is a modern house placed on the outskirts of Belgium. This was designed by DMOA Architecten, whose work we have seen before in an article featuring their Screen residence project on Bierbeek. Quite similar, the choice of material for the exterior design of this house is as unique as the one we just mentioned above.
Corten’s house, as the name suggests, is built using steel corten for its exterior design, creating very unique shapes and colors.
In this house on the outskirts of Antwerp, lamellae steel is ordered. Inside and outside they define space, they mark boundaries where needed and reopen when appropriate. They glow in the rusty night sun and give a twinkling shadow. They embrace and protect the environment of the inhabitants of this extraordinary house. You can feel it everywhere.
The concept of this house is based on the use of Corten’s steel lamellae. This is not only used to design buildings, but also shapes landscaping and defines interiors.
Distant details are needed to allow the use of lamella as a cladding (welded on perforated plates), as a garage gate, as a single lamella around the park (set on a special structure that is not visible), such as rusty floors around ginkgo trees (chips from the rest perforated plate).