the world's most visited architecture website
i

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

Sign up now to save and organize your favorite architecture projects

i

Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

Find the most inspiring products in our Product Catalog.

i

Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »

i

All over the world, architects are finding cool ways to re-use run-down old buildings. Click here to see the best in Refurbishment Architecture.

Want to see the coolest refurbishment projects? Click here.

i

Immerse yourself in inspiring buildings with our selection of 360 videos. Click here.

See our immersive, inspiring 360 videos. Click here.

All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
Navigate articles using your keyboard
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Projects
  3. Houses
  4. Belgium
  5. Areal Architecten
  6. 2011
  7. Courtyard House VW / Areal Architecten

Courtyard House VW / Areal Architecten

  • 00:00 - 24 August, 2012
Courtyard House VW / Areal Architecten
Courtyard House VW / Areal Architecten, © Cafeine © Thomas De Bruyne
© Cafeine © Thomas De Bruyne

© Cafeine © Thomas De Bruyne © Cafeine © Thomas De Bruyne © Cafeine © Thomas De Bruyne © Cafeine © Thomas De Bruyne + 21

Text description provided by the architects. The task involves building a spacious family home in rural Affligem, near Brussels. The area with a width of 25 m has a significant height, rising to the rear of the plot. The wishes of the client and the optimum utilization of the potentials of the plot led to the design of a large volume that reaches to the boundaries of the building plot.

© Cafeine © Thomas De Bruyne
© Cafeine © Thomas De Bruyne

Around a sheltered courtyard organizing the functions of daily life as a contemporary farmstead. The topography of the land is respected and this creates subtly different relationships between indoor and outdoor space. The upper floor has been implanted in a way that the insolation is not hindered, the entrance is provided with an impressive cantilever and all rooms enjoy a splendid view of the landscaped garden.

© Cafeine © Thomas De Bruyne
© Cafeine © Thomas De Bruyne

The contract was extended with a design for the garden paving and a pool house, which is in harmony with the landscaping and the pool to create an oasis of peace. By light and textured material choices a surprisingly southern atmosfere is created in this northern climate. 

Plan
Plan

View the complete gallery

About this office
Areal Architecten
Office
Cite: "Courtyard House VW / Areal Architecten" 24 Aug 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/264912/courtyard-house-vw-areal-architecten/> ISSN 0719-8884
Read comments
Read comments