2019 ― In execution
Engawa house is located alongside ‘De Leie’ river in the hearth of ‘Sint-Martens-Latem’. The house appears as a long horizontal building, carefully positioned on the plot in harmony with its natural landscape. It consists of Two rectilinear volumes that lie parallel to each other.
Each volume is constructed from a rational structure of wooden beams and columns tied together by a concrete plinth. The plinth elevates the house above the landscape, which allows the area to flood without the building being an obstacle for this natural phenomenon that is specific to the site.
2020 ― in progress
This monolithic house is designed with natural materials and incorporates a contemporary, timeless design. The project embodies a massive and intimate architectural vision where lights and views are carefully guided by the architecture.
A deep, large, façade opening with an underlying multipurpose room forms the heart of the house and frames the vast vistas that are bounded by the plot. A sense of calmness and tranquility prevails in the house. A safe haven to escape from the daily rush.
2020 ― In progress
A Rural extension project of a farmhouse with a high heritage value. Several valuable architectural details can be found throughout the farmhouse, the stable wing and the barn. Authentic elements such as the honest & tangible structures of the roofs, the profiled window openings, and the shadowplay in the facades have formed an inexhaustible source of inspiration for the new extension.
2020 ― Design proposal
NAYA offices is a business extension that serves as a place for work and entertainment. It is a multifunctional space that allows for different uses by the company.
The structure maintains an elegant and functional rigid form with some large, carefully oriented, glass sections that offer views onto the surroundings The design consists of prefabricated elements that allow for a quick assembly of the structure.
2020 ― In execution
This work-live extension is designed with a shift of 4 volumes carefully positioned around an indoor patio. The extension results in a playful structure in harmony with the existing house. A sufficient transparency of the spaces on the first floor allows the park landscape to be present in a powerful and changing way throughout the house. The entire house is built in recycled brick and carefully finished with bespoke aluminum profiles.
The starting point for this house in Deurle, suburb of Ghent, was to create a single storey building that maximizes the potential for interaction between the garden and the house and at the same time fits into the existing park landscape of the site. An ideal location to combine living and working.
2021 ― in progress
A discreet path between the many deciduous trees leads from the front garden to the entrance area of the house. The interior space gradually develops from a very closed to a more open character towards the garden behind.
From each part of the living space, a direct relationship with the surrounding environment is created through some large window openings of which the proportions are carefully defined in relation to the existing house. The dining room works as a flexible in-between space through which the boundary between inside and outside slowly fades away.
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YAMA architects is a small-scale, interdisciplinary, architecture office based in Ghent - Belgium.
Established in 2020 by Stan Guldemont and Lawrence Schietgat.