House For an Artist

Roeselare | Belgium

Martine Platteau is a contemporary artist who in her sculptures combines graphic art with corten steel.  Her peculiar lifestyle and unconventional needs resulted in a custom-made atelier house that confronts and encourages both visitors and artist to fully engage with the work. The ground floor is conceived as an open atelier, separated from the upper private quarters and easily transformable into an exhibition space.  The upper floor houses a large open living area connected with the ground floor and garden through a void that bathes in natural daylight.  The facades combine varying types of glass with perforated corroded steel, projecting suggestions of the activities that happen behind.  The bedrooms are more enclosed with daylight gently penetrating through perforated facade panels – this in stark contrasting with the bright living room or bathroom which has fully glazed ceiling.

LOCATION | Roeselare, Belgium | See map
PROGRAM | Artist’s Residence and Studio
CLIENT | M. Platteau
DESIGN | Kristof Crolla i.c.w. Annemie Demeulemeester
PROJECT MANAGEMENT | Annemie Demeulemeester