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Villa VH in T / Beel & Achtergael Architecten

  • 01:00 - 8 October, 2010
Villa VH in T / Beel & Achtergael Architecten
Villa VH in T / Beel & Achtergael Architecten, © Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin

© Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Vlaams Gewest, Belgium
  • Architects

    Beel & Achtergael Architecten
  • Project Architect

    Axel Cayman
  • Stability Engineering

    VK engineering
  • Landscaping

    Borovoorbuitenruimten
  • Building Coordination & Realisation

    Vanhaerents N.V.
  • Hvac

    Studiebureau R. Boydens
  • Area

    862.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

From the architect. The client wanted a house where he could relax in calm and privacy among his family and friends and enjoy his extensive art collection.The site for the building is on a mixed vernacular residential / light industrial street close to the clients companies offices.

© Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin

While the general surroundings at the rear of the plot are agricultural and offer a quiet perspective, there is considerable traffic at the front.

© Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin

In this project we therefore tried to create “a little world on its own” by arranging all dwelling quarters on the ground floor in a U-shape around an open air courtyard.

© Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin

On the inside of this shape a continuous glass wall opens the generous circulation and living rooms to this “heart”, the social core of the house. Designed for easy living, it is here that guests are invited to enjoy the light, space and art.

© Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin

To the outside the walls of the building are mostly closed however: smooth surfaces of white plasterwork, only sparsely punctuated with large windows where needed for the more intimate rooms that cradle the transparent inner space.

© Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin

The first floor is reserved for business and recreational seclusion: discrete volumes house an office and a media room and give shape to the silhouette of the house, their distinct windows catching north light and looking across the surrounding fields.

© Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin
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Axel · October 12, 2010

Maybe it is interesting to clarify why the house looks the way it does, the insistence on simple geometries, and the detailing to reinforce these.

It is not a "style-choice", but a way to make clear the proportions of mass and void, the relationship of all sizes to all others, and human scale at the centre.

Because I do feel very strongly that the way the human eye perceives sizes and scale, unifies us all.

In a time where everybody struggles to inject explicit meaning and global validity into their work through concept, this could be an important lesson: it is, in fact, not the ever louder dressing of structures with the sauce of alien ideas that makes for an effective architectural communication across cultural boundaries, but the silent, languageless shape and disposition of simply the elements of construction needed.

voisindeville · October 11, 2010

it’s getting more and more boring all those villas for rich people …

We’d like more architecture that ordinary people can pay for it.

alexander · October 11, 2010

cliche modernist architecture

Knut Eric Wingsch · October 11, 2010

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alan · October 11, 2010

Generalmente se ve a la arquitectura como un objeto aislado de la ciudad, que resalta y adquiere un protagonismo. La arquitectura ahora ya no se utiliza para construir ciudad. Importa mas el edificio que la ciudad :(

Damien · October 11, 2010 09:52 PM

Entendería tu comentario si el proyecto en discusión estuviera en la ciudad y este no respetaría el contexto, pero en este caso es una villa en los suburbios de los cuales no tenemos ninguna información, por lo que no se como se podría concluir que el proyecto no está respetando su entorno. Por otra parte la fachada que se muestra al exterior (público) se ve muy sobria, respetuosa y sin ninguna intención de sobresalir o llamar la atención.

Axel · October 11, 2010 02:35 PM

@alan Thank you for your remark! As much as i can understand it however, i have to disagree: the typology of the courtyard house is very much a classic urban type used in many cultures with urban relevance in the way that it creates the walls of a human scale for defintion of surrounding public spaces in a much more convincing way than you can mostly see in Belgium today, where urban planning regulations (that this project also has had to follow) mostly require houses to be presented as objects on a plot rather than allowing a more spatially relevant approach.

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aifa · October 11, 2010

should be mine. along with the 911, the land rover, ans the 5 series. minus the sculpture, the kids, and the mothers.
would add some protection to the street though.

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Leo Cirio Boehl · October 10, 2010

Vale o click, projeto bastante conceitual...linda casa!
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Jake · October 09, 2010

Clean and pristine. Only problem....the strange sculpture by the pool.

Axel · October 11, 2010 10:57 AM

The sculpture is a work form 2007 by Marc Quinn called "Myth (Sphinx)"
Read more about the artist:
http://www.marcquinn.com/biogr...

sindy · October 09, 2010

beautiful!! if you want to live in a white glass museum..i think it's too impersonal for a home

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gorgos · October 09, 2010

I definately did not expect this type of house in belgium :) , but the private spaces seem to be well protected and are not just glass (like the livingroom). I really like it.

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