Under the Blue Linden

The house in Melsele is the new home of a choreographer and a visual artist. The original darkness of this typical Flemish row house is defeated by altering the overall circulation and creating new doorways. The garden is connected to the front doors.

To create the character and the division of the inside, √Člise decides to work with mostly recuperated materials. Metal doors and windows are saved from the container to create private spaces in between the stripped walls. Secondhand tiles are used to design a unique shower in the bathroom, a kitchen top and an outside terraced staircase. Daylight floats from the street and falls through blue, pink and yellow patterned glass. It creates a coloured composition playing hourly in the private spaces of a warm and creative nest.

(Photographs by Marthe Hoet)