Wim Goes Architectuur designed this extension to this residence house that is located in the tiny hamlet of Bachte- Marie Leerne in the Flemish district of Belgium, about 10 kilometers from the country’s third largest city of Gent. Gent based architecture studio Wim Goes Architectuur designed the extension in wood.
The wooden addition sits above a new wine cellar and extends partly over the pond. The intentional, unpretentious simplicity with functional clarity, results in stark beauty with Japanese-Finnish undertones. An elegant facade made form slim strips of wood encompasses both visual and structural grace.
Wim Goes is an award-winning architect, born in 1969 in Ghent. Wim Goes Architectuur was established in 1997 and the firm’s work includes private, public and retail projects, ranging from the stunning Yohji Yamamoto flagship store in a neoclassic building in Antwerp, to museum, office and design environments. This year, he was chosen as one of the 40 under 40 European Architects by the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design.
Photos by Kristien Daem