Built on an unusually proportioned narrow plot in Antwerp’s city centre, CSD Architecten’s first residential project together was just completed a few months ago. The practice itself was established only about a year ago, consisting of three partners, Britt Crepain – daughter of well-known Belgian architect Jo Crepain – Stefan Spaens and Joep Debie.
Their townhouse project spreads across five floors, brightly lit via skylights above the stairwell and a glass front façade. Living spaces are located on the top floors with more private rooms and the practice’s own office placed on the flowing open-plan building’s lower levels.
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Ellie Stathaki is the Architecture Editor at Wallpaper*. She trained as an architect at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece and studied architectural history at the Bartlett in London. Now an established journalist, she has been a member of the Wallpaper* team since 2006, visiting buildings across the globe and interviewing leading architects such as Tadao Ando and Rem Koolhaas. Ellie has also taken part in judging panels, moderated events, curated shows and contributed in books, such as The Contemporary House (Thames & Hudson, 2018) and Glenn Sestig Architecture Diary (2020).
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