A project to convert a farm (consisting of a farm house, 2 large barns and 3 small outbuildings) into a house, for a family with two children, was developed respecting the tradition of Flemish rural architecture with a very contemporary approach to the plan. A plan that hardly suggested the classic farmhouse with irregularly overhanging gable roof, classic roof tiles and “kalei” brick (brick plastered with a thick clay finish) façades. Continue reading Van Duysen
Vincent van Duysen’s newest addition to his Molteni project portfolio is the reimagination of their Milan-based Flagship. Continuing from the aesthetic language used in his 2016 Salone stand, the space is inspired by the forms and features of an Italian palazzo; utilising warm, textured materiality and pure architectural forms. Continue reading Vincent van Duysen
Inspired by the beautiful panoramic view of the River Schelde and the bluestone along the gray quayside, the project is arranged around the axes of its views and volumes allowing each zone to take advantage of this spectacular location. Continue reading Van Duysen
Designed in 1999, this house is a tribute to local brick as a building material. This house seems to be sculpted out of terracotta, with chunks cut out of the mass revealing the same material.
The use of a proper traditional red brick could also be considered as an attempt to ‘fit in’ with the neighbours in this typical suburban street in a small Flanders’ village. But if the choice of the external material is befitting for the single family home, the geometry and complexity of the internal layouts and the choice of the internal surfaces do not. Continue reading Van Duysen
The project is located in a park in Waregem, West Flanders . On the property an existing estate and a small farm house are located each on one side of a remaining enclosed meadow in the park. The project encompasses the building of a contemporary single family residence at the other side of the meadow , a house that optimizes the spatial value of the plot / quality of the park in combination with a private feeling for the owners. The new project, located at the outer end of the plot combines an optimal orientation with a protected feel versus the street and a direct relation with the park garden. Continue reading Vincent Van Duysen