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

© Filip Dujardin

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.

© Filip Dujardin

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 26 May 2015. <>
  • ngozi

    i like arcdaily

  • H-J

    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.

  • Julius Jääskeläinen

    Wonderful. I love the revealed structure, the rough materials, the colours. And what about the tree!

  • David

    It must have been hard to keep a straight face all the way to the end.

  • Adriansen xavier AtelierDeLaMaison

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

    • David

      crazy… must be from Lyon.

  • Ned

    A straight face? These guys were smiling to the end. Ned likes.

  • roots

    Building a house right next to a big tree is always, always a great idea.

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