Project: Corten House
Architects: DMOA Architecten
Location: Kontich, Belgium
Area: 5,812 sf
Photographs by: Luc Roymans
Corten House by DMOA Architecten
The Corten House is a modern home placed in a Belgian suburb. It was designed by DMOA Architecten, whose work we’ve seen previously in the article showcasing their Screen residence project in Bierbeek. Similarly enough, their choice of materials for the exterior design of this home is as unique as the one we’ve just mentioned above.
The Corten House, as its name suggests, is built using corten steel for its exterior design, creating a very unique shape and color.
In this house in the suburbs of Antwerp, weathering steel lamellae are in command. Inside as well as outside they define the spaces, they mark out the boundaries where needed and open again when suited. They glow in the rusty evening sun and give a twinkling show of shadows. They embrace and protect the environment of the residents of this extraordinary house. You can feel them everywhere.
The concept of this house is based on the use of the Corten steel lamellae. It’s not only used to design the building, but it also shapes the landscape and defines the interior.
A far-reaching detailing was needed to enable the use of the lamellae as cladding (welded on a perforated plate), as the gate of the garage, as the single lamellae around the garden (fixed on a invisible special structure), as the rusty floor around the ginkgo tree (chips from the waste of the perforated plates).