Dieter de Vos Architecten recently completed a single-family house in De Pinte (Belgium). The Aan de Bocht villa accommodates three interlocked houses, each with its own front door on the facade and its own private outside space.
The composition of the building volume and the positioning of the window openings follows a precise geometric plan configuration of identical squares. On the ground floor 16 squares have been built. On the first floor 4 built rectangles (each composed of 2 squares) form together the figure of wings of a mill; the remainder unbuilt squares accommodate four generous terraces north, east, south and west.
The building has a concrete and blockwork loadbearing structure. The façade is finished with a richly textured hand-selected dark red brickwork in standing bond. Windows in hardwood and terrace edges are articulated by a greenish natural stone edge detail. The units that have their front door on the opposing lateral facades can be seen as semi-detached bungalows with two bedrooms. The living area with half-open kitchen looks out onto the south facing private garden.
The larger third unit with its entrance portal on the street side is developed as a penthouse; all living areas are on first floor giving onto the large terraces. Each of the four distinctive living spaces (eat, relax, work, sleep) have a different material and colour palette, as well in the marble floor finishing as in the wooden wall panelling and curtain fabric.
Pictures by Filip Dujardin.
#House #Home #Belgium #Belgique #Belgie #DieterdeVosArchitecten #Bricks #Interiors #DePinte