Some architectural perfection for you today with the transformation of Farmhouse Burkeldijk and fortress Hazegras into a residence by Belgian architects Govaert & Vanhoutte.
Carefully renovated and sensitively extended the introduction image shows the clean cut between the old listed fort and the new contemporary residence reflecting the local architecture of long farmhouses. I’m fascinated by the original vertical gun ports next to the entrance and the remnants of four WWI bunkers that surround the site.
These historical elements give the building an additional dimension and I love how the architects have managed to transform the fort and the farmhouse into a contemporary residence giving it an open floorplan and large floor to ceiling windows on the reverse of the fort. I can imagine living in this place invites reflection on the past and comparison with the present as well as giving you a healthy connection with the beautiful landscape of Flanders.
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