Name: House D-Z
Designer: GRAUX & BAEYENS Architecten
Location: Mullem, Belgium
House D-Z is a minimal home located in Mullem, Belgium, designed by GRAUX & BAEYENS Architecten. The home is unique in that the spaces we generally use during the day – kitchen, living room, dining room – are located on the upper level above the bedrooms instead of being on the first floor. The building splits its structure into separate entities to allow for interesting play on natural lighting and shadows.
The architects put consideration into every angle of this home. They also shut out the entire front facade to maintain privacy, and opened up the entire south-west side with huge floor-to-ceiling windows. The architects quoted that the positioning of the windows allow natural lighting to penetrate the living areas while blocking off visual retention of the interior to the public. I love the fact that an entire wall is just a giant window looking out into the serene landscape.