The owner of this house is a paintress. When she bought the house it was a typical small flemisch house. Like the one next door, but in a very poor state. She wanted to have a working space to paint and live ascetically. Due to building regulations, the architect was bound to restrictions. So he stayed within the boundries of the original house, copying the roof form of the house next door. The building is kept quite closed. On the side only two big windows were inserted. These give an inspirational view on the surrounding country side. By inserting a window covering almost a full side of the roof, a lot of light was pulled in. So inside the atelier a lot of natural light is absorbed. To accentuate the ascetic architecture, basic black and grey materials were used. Black bricks, black aluminum windows and grey concrete floors.