Bruno Erpicum took great care to respect the building’s past. The existing materials and structure play a strong role in the design. The furniture was even custom designed by Erpicum and finished with a high gloss to reflect the surrounding elements. Parts of the home have a glass panel façade, which reflects the heritage of the area.
Not only does this distinctive home meet all current energy codes, its reuse of an existing structure has given it a much lower embodied energy than if it were new construction. The architect has managed to strike an appropriate balance between both history and modernism, and between high-quality design and sustainability.
+ Dusseldorf Adaptive Reuse
Via Arch Daily
Photos by Jean-Luc Laloux