A Rooftop House Was Added To This Building In Belgium

Atelier Tom Vanhee has renovated the top of a building in Brussels, Belgium, and transformed it into a modern rooftop home that spreads over two floors. #ModernArchitecture #ModernHouse #RooftopHome

Atelier Tom Vanhee has renovated the top of a building in Brussels, Belgium, transforming it into a rooftop home that spreads over two floors.

The original building is sandwiched between taller buildings, as seen in the photo below.

BEFORE - Atelier Tom Vanhee has renovated the top of a building in Brussels, Belgium, and transformed it into a modern rooftop home that spreads over two floors.

BEFORE - Atelier Tom Vanhee has renovated the top of a building in Brussels, Belgium, and transformed it into a modern rooftop home that spreads over two floors.

The goal of the architect was to raise the pitched roofline and add two floors to create the new home.


CONSTRUCTION - Atelier Tom Vanhee has renovated the top of a building in Brussels, Belgium, and transformed it into a modern rooftop home that spreads over two floors.

The new floors are clad in wood, which makes it unique among the surrounding buildings.


This new rooftop house has two floors that are clad in wood, designed to fit into the orange-yellow horizontal brick facades showcased on the rest of the street. #Architecture #HouseDesign #ModernHouse

Inside, there’s an open plan kitchen and dining room, as well as a couple of bedrooms and the bathroom. Throughout the home, the structural wood beams were kept visible as much as possible.


Inside this modern house, there's an open plan kitchen and dining room, as well as a couple of bedrooms and the bathroom. Throughout the home, the structural wooden beams were kept visible as much as possible. #ModernHouse #HouseDesign #DiningRoom

The dining area and kitchen open up to the partially covered balcony that overlooks the city.


The dining area and kitchen of this modern house open up to the partially covered balcony that overlooks the city. #Balcony #ModernBalcony #WoodLinedBalcony

The wood cabinets in the kitchen have a small angled cutout in the corners that allow them to be easily opened.


This modern kitchen has hardware free wood cabinets with small angled cutouts in the corners that allow them to be easily opened. #WoodKitchen #ModernKitchen #KitchenDesign

Stairs beside a black chalkboard wall lead to the upper floor of the home. Wood slats were used for the handrails and parapet, serving as a guideline throughout the house.


Stairs beside a black chalkboard wall lead up to the upper floor of this modern house. Wooden slats were used for the handrails and parapet and serve as a guideline throughout the house. #WoodStairs #ModernStairs #StairDesign

Upstairs, there’s a work and/or play area at the front of the home and a sitting area with a sun terrace at the back.


The upstairs of this modern house has a work or play area at the front of the home and a sitting area with a sun terrace at the back. #ModernHouse #HouseDesign #Balcony #Terrace

Here’s a look at the floor plan that shows the layout of both levels of the home.


Atelier Tom Vanhee has renovated the top of a building in Brussels, Belgium, and transformed it into a modern rooftop home that spreads over two floors.
Photography © Stijn Bollaert | Architecture firm: Atelier Tom Vanhee | Structural Study: LIME (Less Is More Engineering)

Get the contemporist daily email newsletter – sign up here

Etsy – ONEandMANY
Luminaire – November 2019 – Nendo Picto Shelf
Etsy – Capra Leather