Tijl & Indra is a spacious townhouse with a house in a house, located in Ghent, Belgium. Atelier Vens Vanbelle created the house renovation in collaboration with the owner of the house, Tijl, in 2011.
Why a house in a house? In the first draft we also had drawn a house behind the house. The original idea was to build three houses on one plot, but this idea was encountered by the department of urbanism. So we started looking for another roof shape. The plot has a peculiar shape with a kink in it, so we decided to follow that kink. By placing the rear window one meter beyond the kink and perpendicular to the garden, you feel that unique form in the interior.
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Plans and a model of the house:
Photographs by Tim Van De Velde
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