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Modern design showcased at House VDV in Belgium

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Ghent-based architectural practice, Graux & Baeyens Architects has designed the VDV project. Completed in 2013, the modern family home is located in Destelbergen, Belgium.

According to the architects: “This single family house is located just outside the town of Ghent. The plot is part of a domain that use to be a castle but was destroyed in WWII. Parts of the surrounding wall is still standing and is a silent reminder of this history.

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“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.”

Images courtesy of Filip Dujardin

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Assif is a luxury travel and design aficionado currently working as a BBC content producer. He holds an MA in journalism from the University of Leeds. He is partial to tea and cake - Yorkshire Tea Gold Blend please. His favourite trips include island hopping in the Seychelles, a mountain escape in Kashmir and getting lost in Hong Kong.

Assif is the current editor of Adelto Magazine. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @journolista.

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June 12, 2014 | Property | View comments

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