House HH 47 of Belgian architects designed for themselves

  Sint-Martens-Latem,  Belgium

Architecture & Design: JUMA architects
Photos © Annick Vernimmen &
Eugeni Pons for Arquitectura y diseño

This house with adjacent office space is very special to JUMA, 
since it is the design of their own home.

The fact that the plot is located away from the street appeals to them because of the lush
 surrounding  greenery  that  creates  an  entirely  private area.  The long driveway leads
 to a cozy, welcoming inner court, bordered by three connected volumes. These consist 
of a double garage with wood siding, the architects' office with separate access and 
finally the private home of the owners. The 3 volumes vary in height and 
together create a very readable design.

The floor plan of the home is elongated, as JUMA has a soft spot for long-drawn-out
 and low forms. Even the children's bedrooms are located on the ground floor. Only 
the  master bedroom with dressing room and bathroom is situated on the
 first floor, like a separate suite.

The orientation of the house is not ideal but JUMA saw this as a challenge rather than a 
disadvantage.  The  glazed  portico  between  the  kitchen and living space creates an
 in-between  garden or patio of sorts. In this way, the inhabitants get to enjoy more
 varied views of the garden that are not solely limited to the backyard.

Area : 420.0 m2

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