Guest House Rupelmonde by Lucas Freire Architecture | International Residential Architecture Awards 2020

Lucas Freire Architecture: Winner of International Residential Architecture Awards 2020. The renovated house was given an extension to be used as a Guest House.

Making use of the garden and full privacy from neighbours, it becomes a great place to enjoy a calm sunny morning.

The extension includes a double bedroom, a living room, a kitchen, and a bathroom, separated from the rest of the house.

As this was a partial renovation, breaking the whole back of the house.

The backside of the building overlooks quite a big garden. The Guest House gets a lot of natural light and allows its roof to be used as a terrace.

The old brick walls, separating the adjacent properties were kept and cleaned, in order to preserve the memory of the place and the old gardens.

The office was designed in a way that the whole bookshelf could become a closet. Even the separations are mobile. So that it can be decided later to have a different purpose.

In the bathroom we decided to make a triangle-shaped countertop, to allow a smooth circulation. Three massive oak boards, designed taking into account the lavabo chosen and the baskets, so they could fit underneath.

Winner: International Residential Architecture Awards 2020 

Firm: Lucas Freire Architecture
Architects: Pedro Lucas Freire
Category: Housing Built
Project Location: Antwerp
Country: Belgium
Photography ©Credit: Enak Baert

Lucas Freire Architecture As an architecture practice, we look for the balance between our clients’ needs and desires and execution on fine details, allied with tasteful environments.

From residential to commercial design, we believe in harmonious and functional spaces. We hold to a vision that our clients helped create.

An architecture practice that everyday tries to excel by a refined simplicity.

IRA 2021