You might find my architecture selection a little bit boring. Many of the homes I like share the same characteristics: set in the wild (or a sort of), having a geometrical shape, wide windows and a Zen-like interior design -this last I assure you do not absolutely respect my home or my desk, which is pretty messy!
But when I see these masterpieces, the first thing that comes to my mind is: peace, calm, silence. Which is something I do really need to be able to “think”.
House BM, by Belgian practice architecten de Vylder Vinck Taillieu, does also show another feature which is even more creativity-stimulating: its O shape.
“Set within a forest clearing in ghent, belgium, the ‘house BM’ b connects with the surrounding nature through each of its facets.
Gently lifted above the ground with a foundation on wells, the structure allows the wooded environment and tree roots to pass unaffected beneath the floor plate.
Bordered with 18 windows comprised of large glass panels, the exterior environment is woven into the internal experience, maintaining views from all rooms within the dwelling.
The concrete floor and roof slabs are connected with intermittent concrete partitions which divide the internal circulation and rooms. The structural elements vary in depth based upon the varied spans, maintaining its thickness near the perimeter of the home and becoming thinner towards the inner ring. left exposed, the raw texture left from the construction formworks become the interior’s main finish.
Formed with sheets of plywood, external shutters enclosing the facade form an alternating pattern when drawn closed.”
All images © filip dujardin
All images courtesy of architecten de vylder vinck taillieu