In a same way as the global lifestyle changes, so do the needs and requirements of people regarding their homes change. This means that historical buildings may not always suit the needs of their contemporary residents, since they were adjusted for a different era. Certain clients of the architectonic studio GRAUX & BAEYENS architecten lived in this sort of house from the early 20th century. Now, they live in a rennovated and modernized home – the result of a project called W-DR.
Only minimal interventions were executed on the old construction, most notably the creation of a new and larger bathroom on the top floor. The original building was expanded by an additional room towards the garden. This room is connected with the ground floor, since it serves as the centre of everyday activity of the whole household. The leitmotif of the house is subtlety and cleanliness, nearing absolute minimalism and abstraction. The space is further lightened by skylights, which provide light deep into the interior of the house.