Mechelsesteenweg

For this project we wanted to preserve the authentic building (an old piano factory) and its accompanying atmosphere as much as possible. That’s why we worked with transparent and semitransparent grid elements, drawing inspiration from the Japanese style of Shoji or paper room dividing walls.

Adding glass to this Japanese technique and an upper clear layer supplies a modern touch. The use of this material creates a much more sound isolated space whilst simultaneously providing a clear transparent visual connection. Two seemingly contradictory elements that the modern user lacks in the ancient art of Shoji coming together in this atypical addition to an old west-european industrial loft.

Designed and produced by studio - atelier PART

Analog shots by: Valentina Stellino