We first spotted Carl Verdickt’s Greenhouse back in 2009 and the project has been a favorite ever since. Antwerp-based Verdickt & Verdickt Architecten‘s minimalist take on the traditional agrarian barn form combines with a greenhouse-like use of glass–perfection.
The glass faí§ade makes use of a transparent skin of super-insultating glass windows with transcluent polycarbonate layer to increase the reflection of the windows to ease the house into the shadows of its forested surrounding in Asse, Belgium. For more information, visit Verdickt & Verdickt Architecten.
Above: The exterior of the barn-style house on a sunny day in Asse.
Above: The house was built with a reverted layout where the private quarters are mostly located below the main floor’s open floor plan; above sits a small section of private quarters as a lofted area.
Above: A Vola faucet and the NO Fruit Pendant (see our post on the light: Design Sleuth: NO Fruit Pendant Light from Dark).
Above: A revolving fireplace hangs in the center of the main living quarters.
Above: Warm neon lighting is carried throughout the main floor into the bath.
N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on April 10, 2009.
Frequently asked questions
Who is Carl Verdickt?
Carl Verdickt is an architect based in Belgium.
What kind of projects does Carl Verdickt work on?
Carl Verdickt works on a variety of projects, including residential and commercial buildings, interiors, and furniture design.
What is the style of Carl Verdickt's architecture?
Carl Verdickt's architecture is characterized by simple yet elegant designs that prioritize natural light and space.
What materials does Carl Verdickt typically use in his projects?
Carl Verdickt frequently uses a combination of natural materials such as timber, concrete, and metal in his designs.
How does Carl Verdickt approach sustainability in his designs?
Carl Verdickt is committed to sustainable design, using materials and construction methods that minimize environmental impact and maximize energy efficiency.
Where can I see more of Carl Verdickt's work?
You can see more of Carl Verdickt's work on his website and social media pages, as well as in design publications.
Does Carl Verdickt work outside of Belgium?
Yes, Carl Verdickt has worked on projects outside of Belgium, including in France and Italy.
How can I contact Carl Verdickt?
You can contact Carl Verdickt through his website or social media pages.