By now, Frederic Kielemoes needs no introduction to our readers. The West-Flanders interior designer creates interiors that radiate a subdued minimalism, but at the same time are very warm and atmospheric. It was no different with this project, a garden pavilion intended to receive guests all year round, and for which he joined forces with AR-architecten.
A path leads from the house to the pavilion, located in the middle of the garden. On the one hand, the surroundings are the perfect binding element between the house and the pavilion, on the other hand, the house and pavilion are separated from each other by making use of the different orientations, we hear from the architects. Open versus closed and different volumes, levels and materials create a warm atmosphere and a sense of security. Rounded corners in the interior, on the other hand, offer unobstructed views. Along the south side, a closed wall was placed that, on the one hand, has to keep out the sun and heat, but on the other hand also guarantees privacy towards the neighbours. The fireplace and the kitchen furniture were placed more centrally, creating a nice circulation, which was extended all around the building. The fireplace is visually extended through the canopy and thus also serves as a chimney. The rest room is located somewhat lower and is situated in a sort of sitting pit. The terraces run seamlessly from outside to inside and the awning fits in perfectly, having a slightly different contour than the terraces. This intervention provides a nice alternation between sun and shade and light and dark.
Open versus closed and different volumes, levels and materials create a warm atmosphere and a sense of security.
The materials were also selected in an equally well-considered manner. For example, solid wood was used for all the custom-made elements and for the flooring in the seating area. The travertine stone used for the architecture continues into the interior: the terraces and canopies are covered with the material, as are the walls and certain floors and ceilings.
This is clearly not a project where both architectural aspects were conceived separately, but came about as one symbiosis between AR architects and Frederic Kielemoes. Want to know more about this project? Read the full article in Imagicasa Autumn 2021.
All pictures are courtesy of Frederic Kielemoes and AR-architecten