The Red Tile House

Roof tiles, we can't imagine architecture and its history without them.  There's one house in Belgium embracing the local love for the red variation. META-architectuurbureau drew, back in 2003, a house which stands inconspicuously in its surroundings. Its strong point? Contemporary architecture with an ancient material going against the current building rage of fake ancient farmhouses (if you'll visit little villages in Belgium, you'll see what we mean).

The house "Verbouwe - Van Litsenborgh" is in one of those small Flemish villages, located at the end of a small road it looks out on farm meadows and a protected nature reserve. Through the use of an uniform material on roof and walls, its volume looks monolithic, closed and static. Yet this is broken by the play of the windows and door which are positioned according to the view the offer.

This play of volumes, the creation of a surprised face and the strong use of materials won our hearts. So yes we are a fan!

pictures by Lannoo

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