The Narrow House

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Architec Bassam El Okeily projected this curios house located in the small city of Bilzen, Belgium, with a wide glass front that fills the building’s modest width and stages the cubistic interior.

Here is the project description:

The house has a closed ground floor exterior ( topped by a total transparency in glass. The display window reveals two balconies in skewed positions projection from a white façade.


The lower balcony contains a reading corner for a library belonging to the gentleman of the house, while providing him with a sheltered view of the street. The upper balcony accommodates an artist’s studio, the private domain of his wife. Blue light turn the façade into a spectacular light sculpture after dark. it’s a narrow house in a narrow street, which offers the tale of a man , a woman and their passion.


Architecture become a pretext to chair something else than the sidewalk. A house is a space to live; it could also be a place to remain.

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Via Today and Tomorrow

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9 thoughts on “The Narrow House

  1. It was difficult for me to really get a feel for the concept. Unfortunaley the asymetrical form was diffcult to process.

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  3. Once i retire my dream is to go to Hawaii and live out the rest of my life. We went there on our 25th wedding aniversary and it was fabulous.

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