studio & home gallery

Oito house is the home and studio of Tom Andries and his partner Christl Martens. The architecture was inspired by the Eames House in Los Angeles, which was built in 1949 by husband-and-wife design pioneers Charles and Ray Eames to serve as their home and studio. Oito house is named after the Case Study House 8, ‘oito’ meaning ‘eight’ in old Portuguese. Oito house is located in the forests of Rotselaar, Belgium. Based on original drawings by Tom, it was designed by Belgian architect Bart Coenen of Buro 20_18. The foundations of Oito House are carved into a steep forest slope. The house, constructed in glass, steel and black wood, sits atop a steel frame surrounded by trees.