This contemporary residence by Areal Architecten was built in Affligem, Belgium in 2011.
The project’s rural location inspired the designers to create a modern farmstead that exists in harmony with its natural landscape.
Courtyard House VW by Areal Architecten:
“The task involves building a spacious family home in rural Affligem, near Brussels.
The area with a width of 25 m has a significant height, rising to the rear of the plot.
The wishes of the client and the optimum utilization of the potentials of the plot led to the design of a large volume that reaches to the boundaries of the building plot.
Around a sheltered courtyard organizing the functions of daily life as a contemporary farmstead.
The topography of the land is respected and this creates subtly different relationships between indoor and outdoor space.
The upper floor has been implanted in a way that the insulation is not hindered, the entrance is provided with an impressive cantilever and all rooms enjoy a splendid view of the landscaped garden.
The contract was extended with a design for the garden paving and a pool house, which is in harmony with the landscaping and the pool to create an oasis of peace.
By light and textured material choices a surprisingly southern atmosphere is created in this northern climate.”
Photos by: Thomas De Bruyne