When asked to design a new townhouse as a 'starters home' by AG Vespa, we decided to literally think of the house as a starting point: A simple house, as a first step to fulfill the principal demand in the most economic and rigid way. But together with the main house, anticipating on growth and rising budgets, we also designed a series of complementary add-ons.
Rather than giving way to a series of - belgian-style- future 'ad hoc' extensions , we created a set of 'toppings': Seemingly independent architectural objects providing different spatial qualities and accessory functionality. Dispensable yet essential, just like the chocolate sprinkles on your frozen yoghurt.
Location: BE, Antwerp
Client: AG Vespa
Surface: 120 sqm
Phase: Preliminary design
Team: Jasper Stevens, Karel Verstraeten, Samuele Xompero