Ana Lisa Alperovich

Glazed Donut House BM Has Trees in and Around it

by , 09/06/13

Architecten DVVT, glazed, donut, House BM, windows, natural light, Belgium, stilts, surrounded by trees, architecture, Daylighting,

Gent-based Architecten DVVT worked in collaboration with Joris Van Huychem to create this unique house in the woods. To make the most out of the beautiful surroundings, they made the whole facade from 18 windows. Its glazed skin fills every corner with natural light and cancels out the transition between outside and inside.

The floor to ceiling windows have also been oriented towards the internal courtyard so inhabitants can enjoy the trees growing inside it. A long lasting concrete structure in combination with plywood window shutters make up a modern sleek aesthetic.

Best of all, this gorgeous house was built on (tiny) concrete stilts that leave the ground untouched while ensuring that the trees’ roots can grow freely underneath.

+ Architecten DVVT

Via This is Paper

Photos by Filip Dujardin

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