An archetypal “Flemish wide-house” in the center of Ename, Belgium, next to the archaeological site of the St Salvator’s Abbey, is the setting for this refurbishment. The property hosts a psychotherapy center and a dwelling. Both claim a relationship with the garden.
This stalemate is lifted by introducing a concrete canopy in the garden attached to the main volume. This self-supporting element acts as extension for the cabinets, as private terrace, access to garden and as a carport. The patio is bounded by the old wall and creates privacy towards the garden. The terrace created by this canopy offers a view over the archaeological site.
Psychotherapy centre + Apartment
Ename (Oudenaarde), BELGIUM
GRAUX & BAEYENS architects
Desiré Fievéstraat 34 . 9000 Gent . Belgium
Tel. +32 9 330 34 93 . Fax. +32 9 329 02 75
GRAUX & BAEYENS architecten is a Belgium-based architectural studio led by Koen Baeyens and Basile Graux. The practice operates in the field of contemporary architecture, interior and product design. The office is realizing a variety of projects in Belgium ranging from single family dwellings, nightclubs, office buildings and design furniture. GBA strives to create ideas that result in one clear formal concept that emerges through continuous questioning and production.