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Project: "Residence VDB"
Company:Architectuurburo Govaert & Vanhoutte
Designer(s): Govaert & Vanhoutte Architects, Belgium
Category: Architecture Categories, Professional
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Entry Description: The river Leie, that runs through the historic city Ghent is well known for its leisure boating. A bit further downstream from the city centre of Ghent, many boats reduce throttle or come to a full stop to have a look at a residence, quite different from the other houses along the river. Amidst a golf terrain like garden lies a sculptural concrete bachelor pad, grafted on the lifestyle of its owner. The view from the river shows a long floating horizontal concrete framework that defines the ground floor, inside as well as outside. The ground floor holds all day functions, the pool area, and pool house. A second smaller concrete volume contains the master bed & bath room and two extra bed / bath rooms.

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