Nest by CSD
Wallpaper categorized CSD architects within the next generation of architectural talents, catapulting them onto the "to-watch-list" of many architecture lovers. Here at I Love Belgium, we don't like to wait and see, that's why we'll show you our favourite, the Nest House, now! Constructed on a very small plot of land in the centre of Antwerp this house measures only 4 meters wide by 12 meters deep. The challenges? To maximize the spatial qualities, to obtain an abundance of light, and to have a maximum of contacts between the spaces.
They managed to achieve this by organising the spaces on split-levels around a staircase, an elevator and a void to let the light pass through the whole lenght of the house. To contrast the fragmentation and the complexity of the structure and the asymmetricity of the facade, the interiors are designed to create a unique and monolithic character. Translating itself into natural lime stucco walls, floorplates in wood-casted concrete, a polyurethane flooring and custom made birch multiplex furnitures.
The interior colors are chose to match together and to create, once again, a uniform and not contrasting ambient. You can find the same colors on a beach in Camargue on a sunny day: the colors of the sand, the pebbles and the driftwood bleached by the sea formed a whole of matching natural colors that breathe out the calmness and serenity of the beautiful scenery.
In other words a modern architecture that has a soul, warmth and a specific character coming from the materials. Just how we like it!