The Rabbit Hole: What to do with a collapsed farmhouse

The Rabbit hole house and veterinary clinic designed by Lensass Architects

The Rabbit hole house and veterinary clinic designed by Lensass Architects

The Rabbit hole house and veterinary clinic designed by Lensass Architects

The Rabbit hole house and veterinary clinic designed by Lensass Architects

The Rabbit hole house and veterinary clinic designed by Lensass Architects

A collapsed farmhouse in rural Belgium might not seem to have the potential to become a phenomenal brick building, but that’s exactly what has happened in Gaasbeek with the help of Lensass Architects. The architects divided the site into two halves: one half a residence and the other half a veterinarian clinic. The name of the project, Rabbit Hole, refers to both the perspective of the brick funnel that separates the two halves of the project, but also the pets that are nursed back to health in one of the halves. The restricted material palette helps the project relate to the character of the original farmhouse, but doesn’t keep the project from feeling modern and unique.

Alex Dent

August 13, 2012 / By

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