Nobody wants to live in a factory, unless perhaps it looks like this. NU architectuuratelier designed a modern family home by renovating an old industrial warehouse in Ghent. Called Bomastraat, it consists of a central living space that divides a lush back garden and a sheltered patio entrance, all under the original building's roof. Following the project's industrial character, the architects included three repurposed shipping containers to create cool smaller spaces within this unique big home.
Standing on a quiet Belgian street, this unique family home still has the original red-bricked facade, some walls, grey concrete floor and industrial roof. Created in steel, wood and concrete, it includes three repurposed shipping containers that create prefab spaces used for different purposes. The yellow container at the entrance patio area directs inhabitants into the central living space, while the other steel boxes were pilled up and linked to become a self-contained Bed & Breakfast.
Inside the house, the living spaces are bright, triple-glazed and allow for cross-ventilation. A bookshelf constructed from dark-stained oak veneer plywood doubles as stairs and comprises the living room’s central feature. And the kitchen, a combination of green plywood, brass and green concrete, opens up to the back garden, welcoming plenty of natural light.
Via Arch Daily
Photos by Stijn Bollaert