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Villa DVDP, Leuven, Belgium


Villa DVDP, Leuven, Belgium


The clients, in moving to an isolated lot in the suburbs, nevertheless sought to recapture the essence of urban life that they had previously enjoyed. Four distinct urban situations, each abstracted into simplified concrete hieroglyphs, stand together to define the spaces of the house on two levels. On these ‘concreticons’ rests a dark floating volume of sleeping rooms. Each of the four urban instances also serves to extend the outside of the house to the inside.
With: Bureau Bouwtechniek (execution follow-up), and Util (structure)

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