Friday, 11 May 2012

A Forest Pavilion by Stekke & Fraas

I Love the architecture and the surrounding of this 'deep into nature' home. When buying an old building plot overtaken by nature, it’s easy to bulldoze away. Instead, the owner of the plot in Viller-la-Ville fell in love with the surroundings and asked Brussels-based architecture firm Stekke + Fraas to build him a small living unit one with nature.

They started by taking the house towards the back of the plot, where the view is the most forest-like. This resulted into building on a natural inclination. Instead of levelling the plot, they constructed the black zinc house with the help of eight concrete piles on which the building rests. This gave the advantage to open up the back of the volume and be on the same hight of the tree trunks. Creating a real place of refuge... I would be happy to spent my time at this gorgeous pavilion!

The beautiful pictures are taken by Tim Van de Velde.

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