""People living in the upper parts of very high
buildings have more intense sensations than other
people. The hours the seasons nature are closer to
them. The sun the wind the rain the clouds have a
much closer impact on them. They are both from the
earth and from the sky."" This sentence originating in
the constructive optimism of the thirties describes in
part the specific charm of this conceptual apartment.
Designed by a young but renown Belgian architect
in the latter nineties on an existing unit from 1968
with a very clear idea in mind which he called
maxFUS. Modular blocks on wheels are the walls
inside the apartment.
""Put everything needed for living and working in the
walls to obtain maximum FUS meaning free
undefined space. Open parts of the walls for living
or working. Close the walls afterwards to re
maximize FUS. Minimize furniture to maximize FUS
(free unidentified space). Help to minimalism
furniture by double or triple use: use benches for
sitting and sleeping; use tables for eating and
working; use balls for playing and sitting .""(Karl
Vandenhende - Architect)Location is in the very
center of Brussels exactly between the old city and
the European quarter.The
neighborhood is multi-cultural with many exotic and
Belgian restaurants various shops and local
specialities. The by a leading newspaper elected
best "" Belgian fries"" are found around the corner.
Metro-station Madou is on the same block.
Will feature in Fine Living "" Around the world in 80
homes"" show - dates will be forwarded shortly.
""View: incredible (100+)
Situation: close enough (90)
Ambiance: total enjoyment (100)
Having visited Brussels on a regular basis for the
last 4 years meeting Peter & his apartment opened
up another dimension regarding this fascinating city.
The height (24 stories) not only lifts the soul but a
view like this brings a being closer to the area & the
elements. I spent most of my time playing music &
absorbing the 180o view after a stressful day at
work. Truly unique in every aspect. Thx.
Greg Burrell - New Zealand - Holland"