GRAUX & BAEYENS architects designed this copper-clad dwelling, named House VDV, in Destelbergen, Belgium, right outside of the town of Ghent. The home sits on land that used to house a castle that was destroyed during WWII. Part of the surrounding wall remains standing giving the land a bit of history.
While the home is obviously modern, there are moments that give you a familiar archetypal feel, with its pitched roof and barn-like structure.
The single volume is irregularly shaped with large panels of glass breaking up the copper facade.
On one end, you’ll notice the traditional shape of an outline of a house, which has been covered in glass panels.
The copper isn’t treated so it will gradually age over time.
Notched out sections of the structure that are covered in glass bringing light into the interior.
A curvy white staircase greets visitors upon arrival creating a bold first impression. Upstairs houses the bedrooms that you access via this staircase.
Each of the rooms is angular thanks to the irregular shape of the home, helping to give distinction to the various spaces.
The interior utilizes plenty of white on the walls, floors, and ceilings, while also bringing in some lighter wood floors in certain areas. They also used a dark stain for accents.
Photos by Filip Dujardin.