BARACHOIS HOUSE, FAMILY HOME IN FLANDERS, BELGIUM
Weightless, gravity-free. Here, at Barachois House - in the heart of the Flanders region - the Erpicum architects worked their magic to defy the laws of physics in a project where geometry and poetry become one and matter is an enigma.
The building is made up of monolithic structures overlain by seemingly weightless suspended horizontal surfaces. Outside, the natural surroundings embrace this residence and share in the design.
Scene-stealer in the living area is the fireplace with its impressive solidly constructed chimney that literally floats above the flames. Raw materials in neutral colors alternate with smooth white surfaces, allowing the natural light to create ever-changing textures.
The Groundpiece sofa and Thomas armchairs provide the perfect counterpoint. Their softness creates an atmosphere of pure contemplation. Where it is one’s thoughts that are set free, weightless and at zero-gravity.
Design: AABE - Atelier d'Architecture Bruno Erpicum & Partners
Photo/s: Jean-Luc Laloux