- Architecture & development
This time, our partner Laura Calleeuw collaborated with architect Laurence Bourdeau. Together, they designed an impressive pool house in a rough wabi-sabi atmosphere. As always, we are completely charmed by the work of the diligent interior designer, so of course we do not want to withhold this project from our readers.
The starting point for this pool house was the inspiration of the wabi-sabi style, which may not sound strange to you. This aesthetic is characterised by a preference for asymmetry, sobriety and imperfections. This annex, which was to become a pool house and a multi-purpose room, turned out to be a perfect canvas for this style. The organic character that is so important here is reinforced by the traditional atmosphere that emanates from the result. It is noteworthy that in this design, Calleeuw did not go in the direction of delicate details in terms of the customisation, but instead worked with thick tablets that convey a more nonchalant feeling.
A decisive eye catcher is the classic cooker.
Another central source of inspiration was the work of architect Axel Vervoordt, Belgium's top talent. The images easily confirm this. Furthermore, we are charmed by the wrought-iron windows, which also emphasise the slanting plasterwork. A decisive eye catcher is the classic cooker, just like the tap work in a bronze finish. The craftsmanlike character that the design evokes is alternated with the organic feeling that was carefully evoked. The brutal bricks are an ideal example of the casual mentality that we are reminded of. Interior designer Laura Calleeuw collaborated with architect Laurence Bourdeau to design a beautiful pool house. Here, you find yourself in an ensemble that took its inspiration from wabi-sabi, among other things, and turned this style into an organic whole where natural materials prevail. Photography by Bert Demasure