Architect Jan de Vylder

Just got back home from a lecture with the Belgian architect Jan de Vylder. He showed some quite interesting work that his practice has designed. Thought I would post some photos of a house that I liked.

This is a house called “bern heim beuk”, it has something to do with the beeches surrounding the building, and the design concept derived from the idea of engaging with immediate contextual elements, more specifically the trees. The inner core of the building, the load bearing structure (seen on the picture bellow), is, in terms of shape, obviously responding to the trees on the site.

The client did not have the budget to build the whole proposal from the architects, so what they did was to draw a line on the plan drawing of the house defined by how much of the house the client could afford, and then they built the whole structure, resulting in one end of the house being left open (where tree is standing on the picture bellow).

Casa Bernheimbeuk / architecten de vylder vinck taillieu (20) © Filip Dujardin

Casa Bernheimbeuk / architecten de vylder vinck taillieu (33) © Filip Dujardin

Parts of the house seems unfinished in terms of exposing inner structure to the outside, and also let cement tiles, used as cladding on roof and walls, be uncut around the jamb of the windows.

Casa Bernheimbeuk / architecten de vylder vinck taillieu (25) © Filip Dujardin

Casa Bernheimbeuk / architecten de vylder vinck taillieu (13) © Filip Dujardin

Casa Bernheimbeuk / architecten de vylder vinck taillieu (33) © Filip Dujardin

 

Pictures from http://www.architectendvvt.com/ and http://www.plataformaarquitectura.cl/2012/02/25/casa-bernheimbeuk-architecten-de-vylder-vinck-taillieu/

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