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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Villa V in T, Belgium by Beel & Achtergael Architects

February 23rd, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Beel & Achtergael Architects

The client wanted a house where he could relax in calm and privacy among his family and friends and enjoy his extensive art collection. The site for the building is on a mixed vernacular residential / light industrial street close to the clients companies offices. While the general surroundings at the rear of the plot are agricultural and offer a quiet perspective, there is considerable traffic at the front.


Street (Images Courtesy Filp Dujardin)

  • Architect: Beel & Achtergael Architects
  • Name of Project: Villa V in T
  • Location: T, Belgium
  • Date: 2006-2009
  • Team: Stéphane Beel, Lieven Achtergael, Axel Cayman (project leader), Luce Beeckmans, Tine Bulckaen, Bram Seghers
  • Landscape: Bureau voor Buitenruimten
  • Structural engineer: VK Engineering
  • Mechanical and Electrical Engineering: StudieubreauBoydens
  • Photography: FilpDujardin

In this project we therefore tried to create “a little world on its own” by arranging all dwelling quarters on the ground floor in a U-shape around an open air courtyard. On the inside of this shape a continuous glass wall opens the generous circulation and living rooms to this “heart”, the social core of the house. Designed for easy living, it is here that guests are invited to enjoy the light, space and art. To the outside the walls of the building are mostly closed however: smooth surfaces of white plasterwork, only sparsely punctuated with large windows where needed for the more intimate rooms that cradle the transparent inner space. The first floor is reserved for business and recreational seclusion: discrete volumes house an office and a media room and give shape to the silhouette of the house, their distinct windows catching north light and looking across the surrounding fields.


Swimming Pool (Images Courtesy Filp Dujardin)

Swimming Pool with children (Images Courtesy Filp Dujardin)

Statue Marc Quinn (Images Courtesy Filp Dujardin)

Office garage (Images Courtesy Filp Dujardin)

Inner court (Images Courtesy Filp Dujardin)

Coverd terrace & living room (Images Courtesy Filp Dujardin)

See through (Images Courtesy Filp Dujardin)

Gallery sculpture Anish Kapoor (Images Courtesy Filp Dujardin)

Gallery entrance (Images Courtesy Filp Dujardin)

Inside outside (Images Courtesy Filp Dujardin)

Room child (Images Courtesy Filp Dujardin)

Kitchen dark (Images Courtesy Filp Dujardin)

Garden evening (Images Courtesy Filp Dujardin)

Inner court garage dark (Images Courtesy Filp Dujardin)

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