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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, House Bernheimbeuk, Belgium, Ghent, tree, daylighting, minimalist, green design, sustainable design, eco-design, small footprint, daylighting, minimalist

With a tiny footprint [3] 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 [4] pulses through this minimally-furnished dwelling in beautiful Belgium!

+ Architecten De Vylder Vinck Taillieu [1]

Via Arch Daily [5]

all images © Filip Dujardin


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[1] Architecten De Vylder Vinck Taillieu: http://www.architectendvvt.com/about_us

[2]  : http://inhabitat.com/beautiful-house-bernheimbeuk-is-wrapped-around-a-single-tree-in-belgium/house-bernheimbeuk-architecten-de-vylder-vinck-taillieu-lead/?extend=1

[3] tiny footprint: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecological_footprint

[4] natural light: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural_light

[5] Arch Daily: http://www.archdaily.com/209132/house-bernheimbeuk-architecten-de-vylder-vinck-taillieu/construction-detail-2/

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