Villa Kaplansky

The house, located just outside Antwerp in Belgium, was originally designed by the architect Nachman Kaplansky in 1934. It was then dramatically rebuilt in 1962. Fast forward to the 2000’s and it’s been given the B-architecten treatment. They turfed out all remnants of the 60’s hotchpot design and brought the house back to it’s former 1930’s grandeur, reinforcing if you will the original vision Kaplansky had for the Bauhaus villa.

Essentially nothing remained of the original interior that Kaplanksy designed. So the big job was to restore the original volume that would have been found within the villa and that meant gutting everything within. It was that sense of scale and space that gave the home its 1930’s grandeur.