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House VVDB / dmvA

  • 01:00 - 4 July, 2010
House VVDB / dmvA
House VVDB / dmvA, © Frederik Vercruysse
© Frederik Vercruysse

© Frederik Vercruysse © Frederik Vercruysse © Frederik Vercruysse © Frederik Vercruysse +45

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mechelen, Belgium
  • Architects

  • Principal

    Mr. and Mrs. Verschaeren – Van den Berghe
  • Concept

    tribute to the architect
  • Constructional Engineer

  • Contractor

    Leys (steel) – Colmat (interior)
  • Area

    250.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

From the architect. In the eighties architect Jan Van Den Berghe built his own house on a marvellous spot, close to the channel Mechelen-Brussels.

© Frederik Vercruysse
© Frederik Vercruysse

Roof-type, symmetrical ground plan, wooden structure, honest materials, the use of cement stone and many-coloured aluminium joinery, were the main characteristics of this period building periode in Flanders.

© Frederik Vercruysse
© Frederik Vercruysse

The post-modern pyramid house was a statement for the seventies/eighties. Architect Van den Berghe requested dmvA to refurbish his own house for his daughter.

© Frederik Vercruysse
© Frederik Vercruysse

No spectacular alterations, but subtle interventions, round perforations through the floors, a new central spiral stair, ‘whitening’ of the floors. Altogether an architectural attitude based on respect!

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waitingkate · October 28, 2011

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MüzikDinleyenYumurta · July 07, 2010

Reading: "House VVDB / dmvA | ArchDaily"( )

up_today_arch · July 05, 2010

Little bit chaotic... A lot of ideas in one small house. Architects are very potential, but should not save all eggs in one box...

karen prinsloo · July 05, 2010

great blend of work & living space with funky interventions (possible roof recladding to finish off) thx for sharing

Benjamin · July 05, 2010

Futuristically funky with a modest exterior.

hotelesparis · July 05, 2010

I don`t like this facade house.
But the interiors lookd nice.

Architecture News · July 04, 2010

RT @youssef_roudaby: Une maison en 4 niveaux à la conception fort originale. #architecture


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