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Foto: Giulia Frigerio

From wooden chalet to contemporary home

This former wooden chalet has been transformed into a fully-fledged contemporary single-family dwelling by the addition of an extension designed around the positioning of the surrounding oak trees. A steel skeleton forms the basic structure of the extension spaces to the left and right of the existing chalet. This is clad with sandwich panels in the wall and roof zones and then finished to a high standard with plasterboard (interior) and black oiled timber (exterior) cladding to give a refined appearance. Near the gold-coloured anodised facade, a steel truss structure was placed on slender supports to underpin the old floor and roof structure and to accommodate the new facade surface with roof spans. The steel structure incorporates around 7 tonnes of S235JR steel in sections including HE 140 A, HE 140 B, IPE270 and 50 x 120 flat steel.
  • Private
  • Private
  • BASIL architecture, Aalter
    Architect / Designer
  • Studieburo Mouton, Gent
    Structural engineering
  • Deceuninck Arco, Aalter
    General contractor
  • De Wandeler, Torhout
    Steel contractor
  • Vanhoutte Maes, Oostkamp (facades)
    Other steel applications
  • De Wandeler, Kingspan, Mouton
    Infosteel Members