- Erpe-Mere, Belgium
- Pieter Vanrenterghem
- Thomas De Bruyne
Situated in in the Belgian municipality of Erpe-Mere, Residence MG is a minimal and monolithic dwelling designed by Pieter Vanrenterghem. Defined by its clean lines, geometric forms, and monochrome palette with splashes of natural furnishings, the home has a sanctuary-like vibe to it beginning with the extremely minimal facade. In one sense, as you enter the space the architecture seems to envelop you, yet in another, large windows which frame views of the surrounding garden and skylights draw in light from above. This injection of natural light softens the space considerably.
The application of minimalism runs through this home from outside-in. Among the materials that complement the concrete are grey travertine for the kitchen island and bathroom vanities, bleached walnut floors for the main bedroom, and dark-grey oak for the bathroom cabinetry. The furnishings are understated yet sophisticated, allowing the architecture to shine.