Inside out, outside in

Duffel - 2011

This villa, designed by BULK Architects, takes the relationship between inside and outside to the extreme. The thin birch tree in the patio looks as if it is growing straight through the house. The hedgerows on the street side soften the view of the front of the house but themselves seem almost absent. The large windows at the back of the house offer the owners a soothing view of the garden and the open green areas allow the powerful architecture to come into its own.