A renovated house in Antwerp, designed by Belgian studio Sculp IT, features the world’s largest pivoting windows.
The windows clocking in at nearly four tons and are over 6 meters tall, a massive entrance towards the garden of the house. It also doubles as a rear wall and connects a kitchen and a dining room with the garden outside. Apart from the pivoting windows, the rest of the house was also renovated. A new polished-concrete ground floor that extends to the terrace, uniting inside and outside is also sensational. “We didn’t do a lot, but what we did has giant repercussions to the way of living in that house,” Sculp IT explained to Dezeen. An island featuring casters can be moved from the center of the room to the terrace. Things just like this make the house „the ideal barbecue house“, according to the architects.
Above the kitchen, the architects suspended a narrow office space, level with the first floor of the existing house. Another highlight is an internal balcony overlooking the dining space, accessed by one of the two upper-floor bedrooms.
The historic facade facing the street was left as it was, to retain its „bourgeois radiance“ said Peerlings and Mertens.