The Crepain Spaens House Maximizes Space in Antwerp

 - Jan 6, 2010
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The Crepain Spaens House could offer a lot of insight into the future of urban architecture. With less building space available than ever, and the demand to live in city centers at an all time high, finding unique ways to maximize space has become crucial. We already know that building upward needs to happen, but architects like CSD Architecten, who designed the Crepain Spaens House, are taking it a step further.

Britt Crepain & Stefan Spaens built the six-level house in a narrow crack between two existing buildings in Antwerp, Belgium, turning an alleyway into a stunning, eco-friendly, highly modern residence.

The loft-style architecture of the Crepain Spaens House has interior designs inspired by a beach in France, items like sand, driftwood and pebbles influencing the theme.

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