Brutalist architect Juliaan Lampens has designed this Belgian concrete house around a sanctuary-like garden, imbuing it with a sense of calm.
The West Flanders house has a low, horizontal roof and is almost entirely surrounded by its hedge-lined garden, with only its drive and attached garage visible from the street, hiding it from prying eyes.
The single-storey home is in the Marke district of Kortrijk, a city known for its flourishing design scene and Biennale Interieur design fair.
Lampens incorporates postwar Scandi design features into the 1963 suburban home, softening its Brutalist form with extensive glazing, wooden siding and a flowing layout. A single supporting wall runs through the middle of the house and out into the garden, connecting it with the outdoors.
There are circle motifs throughout the 2,281-square-foot Kortrijk property – on sale with Architecten Woning for €545,000. These can be seen in the cut-out on the garden gate, freestanding concrete fireplace and the recessed lights in the wide hallway, while varnished wooden ceilings and views of greenery are everywhere. Its four bedrooms open onto terraces via timber-framed glass doors.