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DC2 Residence is positioned in Tielrode, Temse, Belgium and was developed by Vincent Van Duysen Architects.
The residence makes use of simplicity both for its exterior and its interior, giving the entire home an air of serenity.
DC2 Residence by Vincent Van Duysen Architects:
“The project for a house in Tielrode is the second project for the client of the DC residence in Waasmunster, which Van Duysen developed in 1998. The client is moving from a purely residential neighborhood to a rural environment. The short existed of the building of a house, adapted to these rural and informal surroundings. Apart from the principal property, the project also concerned the renovation of the old farm barns.
The position of the new built property was restricted by the footprint of the current residence. The idea of Van Duysen to go back to the basic rural creating typology (a lengthy volume parallel to the street, with a 45° gable roof) refers to the tradition of basic farm houses in the region. By its position, it strengthens the courtyard in amongst the property and the barns, opened up to the street. The home is situated in between the courtyard and the fields, in this way enjoying both the smaller sized scale of the enclosed courtyard (with the midday sun), as properly as the far and wide views on the fields.
The reference to tradition in the simple volume is combined with a contemporary execution. The detailed method to the design and the material palette add to the contemporary character of the residence. By the use of a consistent material for the façade, any ornamentation is removed from the design and style: the common gutters and ridges are practically abstract, invisible. The traditional roof overhang was not executed, the door thresholds have been not carried out in Belgian bluestone, and the wooden façade –making reference to the old wooden barns- is continued on the roof.
Right after consultation with the client and the contractor, the two old barns have been not renovated but rebuilt, in the very same design and style language as the primary property, adding to the character of the total project. At very first glance, because of their abstract character the 3 volumes don’t appear rooted in the rural context. However, when you enter the courtyard, you feel that the project is certainly grown rooted in the tradition and the scale of the quick environment.
The principles of a passive residence had been followed and achieved in the design, with the collaboration with Denc!-studio, and architectural studio specializing in sustainable construction.
The landscape design and style by landscape architect Paul De Roose, was limited on goal to the cautious organizing of solitary trees, the restoration of the lovely holly hedge around the terrain and the use of a brushed concrete floor, common for a function farm courtyard. These concrete floors are continued in the residence in a sandblaster finish, exactly where they set the tone for a sober interior, fitting the atmosphere of the architectural project.”
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Images by: Koen Van Damme