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Villa H in W / Stéphane Beel Architect

  • 05:00 - 2 September, 2015
Villa H in W / Stéphane Beel Architect
Villa H in W / Stéphane Beel Architect, © Luca Beel
© Luca Beel

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  • Structural Engineer

    Studieburo Mouton
  • Mechanical Engineer

    Studiebureau Boydens
  • Landscape

    Ludovic Devriendt
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© Luca Beel
© Luca Beel

From the architect. The valuable landscape aspect of the area is characterised above all by the natural distribution of detached groups of trees alternating with expansive gentle slopes. The combination of low vegetation, grass and bushes with groups of tall trees provides this landscape with its typical views. In the course of time the farm buildings have formed a natural balance with the landscape: the buildings have themselves become essential components of this characteristic landscape. It is necessary to thoroughly analyse the existing landscape and typologies and the situation on the ground so as to be able to assimilate these data in a sound and interesting manner.

© Luca Beel
© Luca Beel
Floor Plan
Floor Plan
© Luca Beel
© Luca Beel

The design of the new building is founded, on several scales, on the typical features of the landscape and the existing buildings. A place to live, both in the landscape and in the house itself. The former yard is reinterpreted and reintroduced. The basic concept of the yard comprises the marking off of a place in the landscape where people can live and work, and this is here translated to a contemporary context.

© Luca Beel
© Luca Beel
Section
Section
© Luca Beel
© Luca Beel

The existing farmhouse is reinterpreted as a contemporary home that refers distinctly to the old typology. Habitation is reduced to the purest form of living in a place, in a building on a yard in a landscape.

© Luca Beel
© Luca Beel
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4 Comments

CS · September 04, 2015

Can anyone discuss the technical aspects of the roof? How was this achieved? I am surprised to see a "masonry" expression on a roof surface. It is beautiful to say the least!

Croco Dile · September 02, 2015

I think the plans are clever and the aging of the bricks looks interesting.

Małgorzata · September 02, 2015

The lift in the toilet? Somebody is crazy or what?

Empress Kray Kray de 3rd · September 02, 2015

An auto themed home arranged in a twin cottage formation above a mirrored basement courtyard floor surrounding by hollowed empty spaces bordered by former walls on a green

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