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Beautiful House Bernheimbeuk is Wrapped Around a Single Tree in Belgium
Posted By Tafline Laylin On April 24, 2012 @ 11:02 am In Architecture,Daylighting,Design | No Comments
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 
all images © Filip Dujardin
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URLs in this post:
 tiny footprint: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecological_footprint
 natural light: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural_light
 + Architecten De Vylder Vinck Taillieu: http://www.architectendvvt.com/about_us
 Arch Daily: http://www.archdaily.com/209132/house-bernheimbeuk-architecten-de-vylder-vinck-taillieu/construction-detail-2/
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