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  7. AVEK – House in a Garden Park / DEVOLDERarchitecten

AVEK – House in a Garden Park / DEVOLDERarchitecten

  • 06:00 - 21 March, 2015
AVEK – House in a Garden Park / DEVOLDERarchitecten
AVEK – House in a Garden Park / DEVOLDERarchitecten, © At Home Publishers & Abet Laminati
© At Home Publishers & Abet Laminati

© At Home Publishers & Abet Laminati © At Home Publishers & Abet Laminati © At Home Publishers & Abet Laminati © At Home Publishers & Abet Laminati + 30

© At Home Publishers & Abet Laminati
© At Home Publishers & Abet Laminati

Text description provided by the architects. A modern dwelling in a garden park in the middle of a city in Belgium: The house gradually appears as the visitor approaches over a winding path through a park filled with old trees. In the end, a particularly harmonious white volume reveals itself.

© At Home Publishers & Abet Laminati
© At Home Publishers & Abet Laminati

The building replaces a small, dilapidated vernacular house. According to the city administration, its replacement had to have the same footprint, resulting in a new stretched and low volume.

Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan

The materials used, whitewashed brick & wood, refer to the traditional brick walls in white chalk and wooden joinery. These materials were also selected because of the troublesome delivery of large and heavy construction materials to the site. It was essential that the magnificent trees along the park road would not be harmed.

© At Home Publishers & Abet Laminati
© At Home Publishers & Abet Laminati

Inside the building, the spaces are linearly arranged along the stretched plan. Made accessible through a double enfilade, these subsequent spaces make up for a very tranquil experience. All of the different living rooms open up widely to the garden park.

© At Home Publishers & Abet Laminati
© At Home Publishers & Abet Laminati
Cite: "AVEK – House in a Garden Park / DEVOLDERarchitecten" 21 Mar 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/607377/avek-nil-house-in-a-garden-park-devolderarchitecten/> ISSN 0719-8884