Architecten De Vylder Vinck Taillieu made a beautiful tree the center of their Bernheimbeuk home - they even provided space in the roof through which the branches could poke through. Limited by a small budget and an even tinier plot, the Ghent studio designed the screened-in home to mimic the numerous trees on the property. Exposed concrete framing looks just like tree trunks, and the facade's overlapping wooden poles look a lot like branches!
With a tiny footprint of only 99 square meters, House Bernheimbeuk is a three-story residential building linked by a simple metal staircase painted mattel-blue. The front and back of the home are screened in, while the sides, the roof, and the chimney are all clad in simple grey tiles.
Wooden-framed windows are accommodated by missing tiles in the same way that the tree, which is screened into the of the house so that it is very much a part of it, is allowed to push through the roof. And finally, plenty of natural light pulses through this minimally-furnished dwelling in beautiful Belgium!
Via Arch Daily
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