This forest home near Holsbeek, in Leuven, Belgium, embraces the environment in which it stands, resulting in a beautiful and peaceful house with incredible views. Its large panoramic windows and doors offer uninterrupted views of the surrounding woodland and the hills beyond.
Designed by Architects DMOA, Heverlee, and Fabricator Janssens-Peeters, Rillaar, this home features an unusual partially submerged walled patio. At the same time it welcomes in maximum light, thanks to the skylights and large expanses of glass on opposing walls which offer unobstructed views of the hills and forest.
Thanks largely to a variety of aluminium window and doors from Reynaers at Home, the house makes the most of its location in terms of views and light with the boundaries between inside and outside being blurred. The architect has created a building that responds to rather than competes with its location, while the clients have a house where they can spend as much time outside as inside.
The main living room spans the house, providing open plan sitting, dining and kitchen areas. Using a combination of Reynaers at Home CP 155-LS large sliding patio doors and Reynaers at Home CS 77 fixed windows, DMOA was able to incorporate the spacious atrium as part of the living area, which leads through to a swimming pool.
CS 77 has been awarded the coveted Swiss Minergie accreditation and is a thermally-broken, multi-chambered system for windows and doors that offers excellent levels of security, weather resistance and thermal insulation. It offers a comprehensive range of inward- and outward-opening window and door designs that are available in a range of three different styles, making it ideal for both traditional and contemporary building designs.
Combined with a huge choice of colours and finishes, and the ability to specify a different colour inside and out, the CS 77 can be specified to complement almost any home. It not only looks stylish but is also a great all-round performer in terms of thermal insulation, weather resistance and security:
• Whole window U-values as low as 0.94 W/m2K
• Up to 600Pa air tightness
• Up to 900Pa water tightness
• Up to 2000Pa wind load resistance
• WK2 and even WK3security with UK Secured By Design Security, PAS 24:2012 or BS7950 dependent on window type.
Reynaers at Home is a premium brand dedicated to offering the very best architectural glazing products and service to the discerning householder. Discover more information and inspiration on panoramic windows and doors on our website www.reynaersathome.co.uk
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