House VDV te Destelbergen, Belgium
⦁ Architecture & Interior design
Naam: GRAUX & BAEYENS architects
Contactadres: Desiré Fievéstraat 34 . 9000 Gent . Belgium
Tel./Fax: Tel. +32 9 330 34 93 . Fax. +32 9 329 02 75
Name: Filip Dujardin
Location: Destelbergen, BELGIUM
Design year: 2011
Construction year 2012-2013
Square meters: 410m² + 73m² basement
Ingeneer: LIME bvba
Contractor: Builthings nv
House VDV -
This single family house is located just outside the town of Ghent. The plot is part of a domain where us to be a castle destroyed in WWII. Parts of the surrounding wall is still standing and is a silent reminder of this history.
House VDV appears simultaneously familiar and strange. The volume, consisting of one level with a pitched roof, alludes to familiar archetypes such as the rural homestead or barn. But at the same time the volume is broken up by large glass facades, so that the relationship is established with the surrounding trees and the listed castle wall.
The mandatory implantation in the back of the plot ensures that the house is conceived as a pavilion. A garden-house with no front or rear, but with two identical facades and a 360 degree experience of the entire plot.
The (non-treated copper) cladding gives the project a poetic impermanence, which is echoed in the reflection of the surrounding trees in the glass facades.
Copper cladding Aluminum window frames Wooden floors Oak Carrera Marble floors
GRAUX & BAEYENS architecten
GRAUX & BAEYENS architecten is a Belgium-based architectural studio led by Koen Baeyens and Basile Graux The practice operates in the field of contemporary architecture, interior and product design. The office is realizing a variety of projects in Belgium ranging from single family dwellings, nightclubs, office buildings and design furniture. GBA strives to create ideas that result in one clear formal concept that emerges through continuous questioning and production.