TRIANGLE HOUSE
  • PROGRAM: Villa . SIZE: 225m2 . LOCATION: Waterloo, BE . CLIENT: Private . STATUS: Built . TIME: 2017 - 2020
  • The TRIANGLE HOUSE is an individual house for a small family. When entering, its triangular shape points towards the entrance opening up to the garden.
    The main façade is oriented south. Five windows on a curved façade generate a continuously changing atmosphere. Outside a variable curvy shadow on the wall; inside an ever varying light and multiple orientations. From its lights and materials the project vibrates with time and seasons. Natural white bricks, diverse brick apparatus, corrugated anodized steel, natural aluminum frames, concrete and wood… All react and reflect the environment. Sober and yet alive.
    The combination of the circular façade with the triangular roof generates two covered terraces. In concordance with the sun path the house avoids overheating in summer and comfort in winter.

    The house is small, compact but generous. Half a square, the plan is an agglomeration of spaces, avoiding corridors. The living area is open but still capable to propose more intimate zones thanks to the curve and some floating elements. The chimney, the kitchen island or the wooden structural pillar articulates this fluid space. With a ceiling bending from 2.5m to 4m height the living area is neither a loft nor a “classical” plan, the project combines the best of both worlds.
    A buffer layer hosting the entrance, the circulation, the kitchen, the bathroom and all technical functions shield the house from the built environment, giving it increased independence.
  • Crédits
    Stability Engineer: Forme et Structure . Photos: Nicolas Delaroche
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  • 2008 - 2021 : List of Projects
  • PAUXP, BE
  • Frédéric Karam
  • PLACE AUX ENFANTS, CH
  • Frédéric Karam . wood x mug
  • BLAES, BE
  • Frédéric Karam
  • CHUQ, FR
  • Frédéric Karam
  • KNUST, BE
  • Joffrey About, Frédéric Karam
  • THE CONTROL AND THE UNEXPECTED
  • Joffrey About, Frédéric Karam
  • TRIANGLE HOUSE, BE
  • Frédéric Karam
  • DUCHESSE, BE
  • Frédéric Karam
  • 449,5 Km, NL
  • Nicole Froehlich, Frédéric Karam, Michiel Van Der Loos
  • ZAV, BE
  • Frédéric Karam, Michiel Van Der Loos, Harold Vermeiren
  • KOTO, BE
  • Nicole Froehlich, Frédéric Karam, Michiel Van Der Loos
  • Al Dabal compound, SA
  • Frédéric Karam, RAUM404
  • Lx3, LB
  • Julien Ecoffey, Léonard Gurtner, Frédéric Karam
  • Huis Voor Een Visser, BE
  • Frédéric Karam, Olivier Roegiest
  • Lisière, CH
  • Marnie Amato, Nathanaël Chollet, Frédéric Karam
  • Wall Villa, LB
  • Frédéric Karam, Mio Tsuneyama
  • NOTAN OFFICE is a Brussels based architecture practice founded in 2014 by Frédéric Karam.
    Aware of the specificity of each project, the studio often collaborates with others and works on projects in Switzerland, Lebanon, England and Belgium.

    The work of NOTAN OFFICE is socially and programmatically committed. With a rational approach, the studio boldly manipulate the established, resulting in a unique architecture.
    Whatever the scale, the approach is contextual and seeks to enhance the essence of a place, the people and their concerns in line with today’s society.

    With sustainability in mind, architecture needs to be generous and let the users make it their own.
    NOTANs projects offers sensorial experiences; from spaces to material, the projects are textural.

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    We only accept digital applications in PDF.
    Send them at notan@notan-office.com
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    FOUNDER: Frédéric Karam
    COLLABORATORS: Argjire Gashi, Victor Selle, Charles Dujardin, Arthur Wery.
    PAST COLLABORATORS: Esther Perrier, Isis Desmaison, Tommaso Asso, Zyad Belhaj, Sara Lapinska.