House VVDB / dmvA

  • 01:00 - 4 July, 2010
© Frederik Vercruysse
© Frederik Vercruysse
  • Architects

  • Location

    Mechelen, Belgium
  • Architects

    dmvA
  • Principal

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

    tribute to the architect
  • Constructional Engineer

    ASB
  • Contractor

    Leys (steel) – Colmat (interior)
  • Area

    250.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

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

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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