Grote Hond is a minimal house located in Antwerp, Belgium, designed by POOT architectuur. The project is a spacious mansion in Antwerp’s district of Zurenborg, which underwent a renovation. Between the renovation of the spaces under the roof and the replacement of the rear building, a huge bookcase was designed and built. Everything in this home is grand – in the children’s attic, three bedrooms with a mezzanine were organized behind a house-wide closet wall. What remains is a children’s lounge that is connected to the sleeping mezzanines via a large window on the cupboard. On the ground floor, the well-known Flemish rear building was replaced by a sober, elegant variant that uses recycled marble from the former North Station of Brussels.

Photography by Stijn Bollaert & Jef Jacobs