The projects of the young and self-willed office JUMA architects are characterised by their timeless designs, finished with a great eye for detail. The new-build Villa C was no different. We are therefore very pleased to welcome them as our new partner and are happy to show our readers around this beautiful project.
Julie van De Keere and Mathieu Luyens have been JUMA architects since 2009. With their years of knowledge and experience, they know how to finish every project beautifully. They work with sustainable designs and quality materials, resulting in a minimalistic and timeless style with refined detailing. Today we would like to introduce you to Villa C, a newly built house in Sint-Martens-Latem. JUMA was asked to help out with the design and was given the task of working out a compact but liveable plan. The studio created a cube-like volume animated by contrasting materials.
Large areas of glass reinforce the architectural image.
To make a visual connection between the front and back garden, a robust concrete wall was erected, starting at the front as a garden wall and continuing inwards along the office corner and living space, where it ends outside at the back, parallel to the swimming pool. Large areas of glass were installed both at the front and at the rear to reinforce the architectural image and to create a view through. The enclosed front section houses a garage with utility room and an entrance hall with staircase and lift – so that the residents can live there for life. The sitting area, dining room and kitchen all overlook the garden. Adjacent is a spacious terrace covered with an awning. The first floor has a classic layout with three bedrooms and two bathrooms with a dressing room.
Villa C also has a basement over the entire size of the house. In addition to a storage and technical room, a wine cellar and relaxation area with sauna have also been designed there.
Photography by Annick Vernimmen