House Bernheimbeuk / architecten de vylder vinck taillieu

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Architects: architecten de vylder vinck taillieu – Jan De Vylder, Inge Vinck, Jo Taillieu
Location: GB.,
Design Team: Jan De Vylder, Inge Vinck, Jo Taillieu, Lauren Dierickx, Gosia Olchowska
Structural Engineering: UTIL Structuurstudiescvba, Brussel
Area: 99 sqm
Completion: 2011
Photographs: Filip Dujardin

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A small site. A small house.

The small budget.

An even smaller house.

Square metres don’t matter.

Mechanics of living versus unexpected sense of space.

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A small site. And huge trees.

Tree in house. Tree in room.

Room outside.The drawing.

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Or, rather, the tree.Or, rather, the column.

That drawing.

Is the section of the column on which and around which the house rests.

A column that has become atree.Among the other trees.

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construction detail

Structure. As starting point.

As finishing point. What is in between is a quest for making and imagining.

So how column might be.

Might become.

Cite: "House Bernheimbeuk / architecten de vylder vinck taillieu" 23 Feb 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 17 Sep 2014. <>


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    They could have resolved those couple of openings in the facade a little less irregular for my taste but apart from that once again a wonderful project.

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    Bravo pour cette simplicité de résultat, par une mise en oeuvre élégante, rafinée … beau travail

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    Just to reassure everyone; my company advised in the planning and assisted in the proper procedures during the construction, and we check up regulary on this 100 year old Copper Beech. The owner has become very attached to and is very aware of the beechs’ needs.

    Having said that: It remains very much a case of: “Don’t do this at home”.

    For the past 20years our company has become specialized in maintaining 100% vitality in trees, during building sites, and sending the trees on into a healthy future in an ever sprawling urbanization.

    Every project having its uniqueness, terms and conditions, based on know how & clear communication.

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