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The medieval character of the former inn from 1650 — …

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The medieval character of the former inn from 1650 — presently a store — as well as its original timber framing on the backside, has been fully restored. This very particular building technique, which continued to be used in Limburg for a long time, uses the recycled wood of torn-down buildings.

© LENS'ASS architecten

© LENS'ASS architecten

© LENS'ASS architecten

© LENS'ASS architecten

Inscriptions, as well as old mortise and tenon connections testify the reuse. Four apartments, whose balconies remain hidden behind a wooden façade, have been accommodated in the back house. The repetitive rhythm of the planks visually connects this surface with the newly constructed building. Every form of visual noise has been carefully omitted.

© LENS'ASS architecten

© LENS'ASS architecten

© LENS'ASS architecten

© LENS'ASS architecten

The interior design brings old and new elements seamlessly together or brings them to the foreground. History remains visibly present in every nook and cranny. The little street adjacent to the store becomes an interesting urban link that connects the public street with the private inner spaces. The opening-up of this passageway brings a lost part of the city back to life..

© LENS'ASS architecten

© LENS'ASS architecten

© LENS'ASS architecten

© LENS'ASS architecten

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