House TP is located in the working-class area in Mechelen, Belgium – a local woman with green fingers bought there a little house next to the church and asked dmvA to reconstruct it. Due to the specifics of the site and the client’s requirements, the architects have created a levitating greenhouse in the home’s courtyard.
The client had the desire to do urban farming, which is not evident in the center of the city. Moreover, the plot was fully built and the backside is oriented north, being in the shade of the house most of the time. A green spot behind the house seemed difficult to create due to the lack of sunlight. dmvA, therefore, decided to remove the rear of the building, except for one steel beam.