Alex' Guesthouse by Atelier Vens Vanbelle

The client works in the film business and regularly receives (international) guests. He wanted more privacy in his home, so he decided to build a guesthouse. The only criterion was that the guests had to remember their stay forever.

An almost cinematic experience was added to the home: the guests enter through the front door of the house and are guided through the living room towards the garden shed. From here you enter the bicycle parking, and there is a staircase to a dark underground corridor (basement).

At the end of the desorientating corridor there is a spiral staircase that is in contact with the outside space. The weather elements are thus drawn into the underground space to add a little drama to the experience.
In addition to the technical room, the basement also houses a cinema and a bar.

The guest house is reached via the spiral staircase. If you go even higher, you end up in a watchtower with a view of the Schelde (river) valley.

From the guesthouse, which feels like a wooden grotto/cabin, you suddenly have a view of the beautiful garden of the client and the neighboring castle.

The guesthouse was designed as one large piece of furniture and was constructed from different layers of LVL wood. The construction was done in a studio and was rebuilt on site. The facade was finished in profiled corten steel.

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Modern home with Exterior, House Building Type, Small Home Building Type, Metal Siding Material, and Metal Roof Material. Photo  of Alex' Guesthouse by Atelier Vens Vanbelle
Modern home with Living Room, Chair, Ceiling Lighting, Medium Hardwood Floor, and Rug Floor. Photo 2 of Alex' Guesthouse by Atelier Vens Vanbelle
Modern home with Dining Room, Chair, Table, and Medium Hardwood Floor. Photo 3 of Alex' Guesthouse by Atelier Vens Vanbelle
Modern home with Outdoor, Back Yard, Grass, and Trees. Photo 4 of Alex' Guesthouse by Atelier Vens Vanbelle
Modern home with Outdoor, Back Yard, Trees, Wood Patio, Porch, Deck, Swimming Pools, Tubs, Shower, Walkways, Large Pools, Tubs, Shower, and Grass. Photo 5 of Alex' Guesthouse by Atelier Vens Vanbelle
Modern home with Windows. Photo 6 of Alex' Guesthouse by Atelier Vens Vanbelle
Modern home with Exterior, Wood Siding Material, House Building Type, and Metal Siding Material. Photo 7 of Alex' Guesthouse by Atelier Vens Vanbelle
Modern home with Living Room, Lamps, Medium Hardwood Floor, End Tables, Rug Floor, and Chair. Photo 8 of Alex' Guesthouse by Atelier Vens Vanbelle
Modern home with Dining Room, Pendant Lighting, Table, Chair, Medium Hardwood Floor, Lamps, and Ceiling Lighting. Photo 9 of Alex' Guesthouse by Atelier Vens Vanbelle
Modern home with Staircase and Stone Tread. Photo 10 of Alex' Guesthouse by Atelier Vens Vanbelle
Modern home with Ceiling Lighting and Medium Hardwood Floor. Photo 11 of Alex' Guesthouse by Atelier Vens Vanbelle
Modern home with Medium Hardwood Floor. Photo 12 of Alex' Guesthouse by Atelier Vens Vanbelle
Modern home with Dining Room, Table, Medium Hardwood Floor, Chair, Pendant Lighting, and Ceiling Lighting. Photo 13 of Alex' Guesthouse by Atelier Vens Vanbelle
Modern home with Medium Hardwood Floor and Ceiling Lighting. Photo 14 of Alex' Guesthouse by Atelier Vens Vanbelle
Modern home with Dining Room, Chair, Table, Ceiling Lighting, Medium Hardwood Floor, and Pendant Lighting. Photo 15 of Alex' Guesthouse by Atelier Vens Vanbelle
Modern home with Windows. Photo 16 of Alex' Guesthouse by Atelier Vens Vanbelle
Modern home with Staircase. Photo 17 of Alex' Guesthouse by Atelier Vens Vanbelle
Modern home with Outdoor, Trees, Grass, and Back Yard. Photo 18 of Alex' Guesthouse by Atelier Vens Vanbelle
Modern home with Staircase. Photo 19 of Alex' Guesthouse by Atelier Vens Vanbelle
Modern home with Outdoor. Photo 20 of Alex' Guesthouse by Atelier Vens Vanbelle
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