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House VVDB / dmvA

House VVDB / dmvA

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Mechelen, Belgium
  • Architects: dmvA
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  250
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2009
  • Photographs Photographs:  Frederik Vercruysse

Text description provided by the architects. In the eighties architect Jan Van Den Berghe built his own house on a marvellous spot, close to the channel Mechelen-Brussels.

© Frederik Vercruysse
© Frederik Vercruysse

Roof-type, symmetrical ground plan, wooden structure, honest materials, the use of cement stone and many-coloured aluminium joinery, were the main characteristics of this period building periode in Flanders.

© Frederik Vercruysse
© Frederik Vercruysse

The post-modern pyramid house was a statement for the seventies/eighties. Architect Van den Berghe requested dmvA to refurbish his own house for his daughter.

© Frederik Vercruysse
© Frederik Vercruysse

No spectacular alterations, but subtle interventions, round perforations through the floors, a new central spiral stair, ‘whitening’ of the floors. Altogether an architectural attitude based on respect!

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Cite: "House VVDB / dmvA" 04 Jul 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/67007/house-vvdb-dmva> ISSN 0719-8884
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