Seaside Apartment Knokke
Holiday Apartment for a Dutch art collector
Knokke-Heist is a mythical “cité balnéaire” in Belgium. Ooze was invited to redesign an apartment here for art collector Rick Hunting that would maximise the feeling of space within, whilst housing his extraordinary art collection.
The apartment lies on the 2nd floor with a view over the Rubensplein but despite its generous size, its original layout was very inefficient. Increasing the perception of generous space was the primary goal, in order to provide a new living experience within. A clear reorganization of the internal partitions and bathroom layouts enabled us to develop a new concept not only for the space and the materials, but also for the display of the art collection, a mini ""personal museum"". Niches were also integrated in to the walls, extending the volume from one side to the other, blurring the limits of the rooms and maximising continuity and fluidity of space.
A frame to look out at the ocean and towards the beach in the daytime, the apartment becomes a glowing space to look into at night time. Immateriality and materiality are used in a dynamic way to provide a clear context of the outdoor / indoor feel, transparencies and reflections. Together, they create an indoor landscape that expresses a close relationship between the client and his home country, the Netherlands.
Knokke, Heist, BE
Eva Pfannes, Sylvain Hartenberg, Mauricio Freyne, Rene Sangers
Mobile Kitchen/ Tiles: Maxime Ansiau (artist). Dining-table: OOZE and Vincent de Rijk (designer). Curtain: Eric Klarenbeek (designer). Site Manager: Ruben Cattrysse (Crux Architecten)
Jeroen Musch & Ooze