The arena, the hut, the dome ... The circle is a fascinating starting point, an archetype of architecture that radiates timeless serenity. Which is what De Feyter was aiming for here. He opted for a delicate palette of browns and greys in materials that are both robust and luxurious. Texture and patina play first fiddle here. In the kitchen and bathroom we encounter travertino grigio with all its subtly glittering craters. The walls were given a layer of mineral plaster, a visual reminder of the coarse concrete facade. Much smoother is the tadelakt floor, a nod to the female owner’s Moroccan roots. As for the unique silvered tint, De Feyter obtained it by having all custom-made ash-wood elements hand-coloured with iron-gall ink. This just goes to show how far De Feyter takes his crafty details.
He also clearly had a hand in the silos’ new flow. He cleverly maintained the bedroom and living room’s circular forms, using a wall made of cabinets in the former and a linen curtain in the latter as visual room dividers. The elements not only add privacy but also theatricality to a flat where everyday life takes on an almost museum-like air. In other words: thanks to Arjaan De Feyter, we can now actually live inside a sculpture.
Like second residences, pool houses are fun to design: they’re not occupied full-time, so you can apply some crazier-than-usual ideas. See What Arjaan De Feyter did.