Simplexity by URBAN architectes



Simplexity is a project designed by URBAN architects in 2017. Located in Sart-Bernard, Namur, Belgium, this minimalist dwelling has a total floor area of 193m² (2,077ft²).

Realizing a “simple” production of architecture often requires a complex reflexive work. To limit all construction costs – foundations, structure, roofing, etc. – we have imagined a compact and rational unity that occupies a minimal footprint and stretches the building upward to stack functions, bring light through the interior spaces and to get a maximum degree of reading of the surrounding landscape.

The natural slope of the parcel has strongly conditioned the position of functions; thus the access is conveniently created on the ground floor, which is directly connected to the street. The entrance hall, conceived as an area of connectivity between the different levels of the project, offers lighting at the lower level thanks to its large bay, which benefits from southern exposure.

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Photographs by Julien Forthomme
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