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wivina . groot-bijgaarden

afasia de vylder vinck taillieu . wivina . groot-bijgaarden (1)

architecten de vylder vinck taillieu . photos: © Filip Dujardin

An old abbey. The few historical buildings make space clearly for a cross-shaped building. A shifted cross. At the same time, the right corner giving space to the most original buildings. A façade, no different than the façade of that old abbey. But still different. But still itself. A transcription of façade of that old abbey. Continue reading de vylder vinck taillieu

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Kavel Arbed house . GHENT

De Vylder Vinck Taillieu . Kavel Arbed house . GHENT afasia (2)

architecten De Vylder Vinck Taillieu . photos: © Filip Dujardin

The ambitions of AG SOB (Ghent Urban Development Corporation) go further than developing new urban districts and redrawing, in broad gestures, the existing urban fabric. Their Kavel project is an exercise in the precise implementation of small-scale housing following unconventional principles. The corporation seeks opportunities within the urban fabric – arising if necessary through demolition – to build new homes, either individually or in groups ranging from two or three to seven or eight. However, they do not manage everything themselves. Instead, they offer the site to a young or otherwise suitable family, selected from a number of candidates, as a package complete with a selected architect, on highly advantageous terms. The deal is also bound by stringent conditions for financing and program requirements: a high grade of sustainability is required on a practically impossible budget. Continue reading De Vylder Vinck Taillieu

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Baladin House . Antwerpen

afasia de vylder vinck taillieu . Baladin House . Antwerpen (1)

architecten de vylder vinck taillieu . photos: © Filip Dujardin

Two houses instead of two apartments. On top of the space of a shop. And the old foundations of the old houses created an alley in-between. Today this alley is a gentle sloped staircase. To the back. To the terrace behind. And from there an entrance to the houses. Houses with ordinary staircases. And ordinary windows. Ordinary floors. And ordinary houses. Continue reading de vylder vinck taillieu