1 September 2011
In the best possible taste: Art works dictate Ooze's apartment in Knokke
by Femke de Wild
Just south of the Dutch-Belgian border lies the coastal town of Knokke, a popular destination for holiday-makers with a penchant for daytime sand and sea and night-time entertainment. Dutch businessman Rick Hunting had been visiting the town for years when he decided to buy a seaside
apartment. Because the existing interior was long, narrow and labyrinthine, he commissioned Ooze Architects to transform his new acquisition into a dwelling more worthy of his art collection.
‘Built in the 1980s, the apartment had a postmodern interior clad in faux marble and melamine wood,’ says French architect Sylvain Hartenberg. ‘We stripped it bare.’
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Seaside Apartment Knokke