Team: Jason Slabbynck
Photography: Jason Slabbynck
The second problem was to make the outside staircase to the basement more waterproof. By recladding the staircase with new tiles but also creating a canopy above it both the ground and rainwater could be kept out. The canopy also created a new kind of space between the living room and dining room, somewhere between in- and outside. In order not to take away any natural daylight the canopy is completely transparent with glass and a white steel structure. A balustrade, which runs crooked to make enough space to open the double doors, shields the opening to the basement. The floor under the canopy is made out of big concrete tiles, of 1 by 1 meter, in an anthracite color mimicking the grid of the white steel structure.
Both interventions tackled the problems but added also a new extra functional or spatial value to the house.