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Notariaat / Atelier Vens Vanbelle

  • 01:00 - 11 July, 2010
Notariaat / Atelier Vens Vanbelle
Notariaat / Atelier Vens Vanbelle, Courtesy of Atelier Vens Vanbelle
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From the architect. The building site is situated at the end of a small street in the small village of Horebeke in the Flemish Ardennes, next to a restaurant. The view from the site is splendid: the landscape slopes slowly and offers an overview to an untouched agricultural area spread over two kilometers.

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Courtesy of Atelier Vens Vanbelle

This kind of impressive landscapes asks for discrete admiration, just like the design assignment itself. A notary must be a building that establishes itself in a neutral way and it should be accessible for each type of visitor. We believe building in a landscape like this asks for the same kind of neutrality.

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Courtesy of Atelier Vens Vanbelle

This was translated in a rough brick volume which is semi-closed to the street side and the restaurant. The entrance to the building is marked by a white volume made of steel plates. Walking through this white volume, the visitor enters a corridor looking out over a patio on the right side. On the left side the corridor bends to the waiting room which opens cone-shaped to the landscape. The kitchen and the offices open in a similar way to the outside. The peaceful landscape is framed through the windows like colourful paintings in the white interior.

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Courtesy of Atelier Vens Vanbelle

The back of the building cantilevers over the sloping terrain. The staff can park under the building and the cars form no visual obstruction from within the building.

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o0 · July 15, 2010

Architecture: Notariaat [Pictures] - http://bit.ly/d4EZbE (via @archdaily) #design #architecture

Daniel · July 14, 2010

Wonderful. I love the simplicity of the shape and I love the oversized windows. I dont think it is ugly, I think it is wonderfully designed and I think it sits well in the open landscape.

Arquitetura da Vila · July 13, 2010

Belo projeto em um belo sítio, na Bélgica . http://bit.ly/9sswPr

Knut Eric Wingsch · July 12, 2010

Notariaat, Horebeke, Belgium / Atelier Vens Vanbelle http://fb.me/C9YJTojp

@fariatomas · July 12, 2010

a-m-a-z-i-n-g-!

jed_ · July 12, 2010

utterly exquisite (apart from the circular skylights which i could do without)

Isabella Rescaldani · July 12, 2010

Notariaat - Atelier Vens Vanbelle | ArchDaily http://bit.ly/bpSTP8

jm · July 12, 2010

brutally unattractive

Adam Toth · July 12, 2010 08:43 PM

I couldn't agree more. It doesn't do the landscape any favours at all.

Jubair Siddeeque · July 12, 2010 06:29 PM

What do you mean? This is Classic, Exemplary. Can you detail Your comment a little bit further?

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