Dematerialization Versus Monumentality

architects Govaert & Vanhoutte architectuurburo
project Roces House, Bruges, Belgium
written by Dominique Pieters


The majority of young families desire to live close to the city and still enjoy green and quiet surroundings. Although Belgium is known for its favourable climate for private builders, this kind of building plot has become extremely rare. Benny Govaert of the Bruges-based architecture studio Govaert & Vanhoutte Architects succeeded in acquiring a magnificent plot in a woody area situated on the edge of Bruges.