22 September 2010

More melding of modern and ancient

This cute little glass box – a sunroom, I guess some might call it – breathes life into this rather dark, ancient outbuilding in Belgium. The architects shot steel sheets through the existing structure to create a mezzanine floor, and extended them outdoors to create the glass box addition.

The renovation/transformation of the rest of the building is beautifully handled as well. Best part: it can be yours, for a short while, as "Roly" is now a bed and breakfast.

The architects, AABE, are based in Belgium and seem to do a lot of luxurious homes in Spain as well as commercial work. –GF

Photos: Jean-Luc Laloux