Architect Kurt Reubens from Bonheiden has focused on timeless, contemporary architecture for the last ten years. He regularly works with Joos Tuinarchitectuur, an office that is also based in Bonheiden. The architects share the passion about sustainable, clear and contemporary architecture, which yet has a warm, natural appearance. When Kristof Joos asked him to design his private home with an adjoining office, both architects could fully act out their architectural passion.
Design of a private driveway in Bonheiden, Belgium
“We decided to use clay pavers because they allow a natural and beautifully aging paving. The paved area at the common entrance to the house and the office generates an additional playful and natural touch, which is continued in the hallway. The love of nature is also tangible in other areas: the client planted – literally and in a metaphorical sense – trees in the meeting room, which he aptly named “Brainforest”. Other natural elements are the wooden battens, which shield the office from direct views, atmospherically filter the entering daylight and define the patio on the first floor”.
Pavers are in themselves an element of design.