Graux & Baeyens Architecten completed House VDV, an untreated copper clad house that will gradually oxidize and change color from a warm rusty brown to a deep turquoise green over time. It is located in Destelbergen, Belgium, and has a clean and modern design. According to the architects: “We wanted to integrate this Copper Clad House into the woody surroundings as much as possible,” explained architect Basile Graux. Aside from its large floor-to-ceiling glass facades, the house is completely encased in copper panels with visible seams. Located just outside Ghent, the two-story single family home was constructed beside the remains of a castle destroyed during World War II. Conceived as a pavilion, the structure’s two identical facades make it seem as though the house has neither a front nor rear. In contrast to its richly colored exterior cladding, the interior features a largely monochromatic color palette including bone-white walls and marble flooring.
DesignRulz13 January 2015