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European Union: 10 Belgian Homes

By Dwell @dwell
Is Belgium the new Netherlands? The design scenes of Antwerp, Ghent, Brussels, and Bruges are certainly heating up, and we love the houses we've seen for their playful mix of clean lines, color, and whimsy. Here are ten great examples. Slideshow Brick facade House BVA in Belgium by DMVA Architects

Architect Tom Verschueren, of Mechelen, Belgium-based DMVA, used a classic Belgian material, brick, in an irreverent way in order to create maximum privacy but also maximum light for his clients. A closed street-side facade with an open backside facing the garden is totally glazed from the ground up to the saddleback roof. On the street side, the only true opening is the door; the seven tall, slim windows are screened by what Verschueren calls “knitted” bricks. Photo by Frederik Vercruysse.

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