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Villa Vuurvogel

Bonheiden
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The future of the past
Old and new complement each other seamlessly in architect Leo Beeck's former residence "Firebird.

Visionary. That was architect the late Leo Beeck without a doubt. Fusing interior and exterior into one whole is a phenomenon that is experienced today as particularly contemporary, but Beeck did it back in 1959. That's when he built his own home "Vuurvogel" in the midst of unspoiled nature in Bonheiden.

In order to fully enjoy the beautiful natural garden, for example, the architect installed a large window that can disappear into the floor via a pulley system. Visionary, then, that much is clear.

For the design of the various terraces, it was very important to respect this indoor-outdoor dynamic while not breaking too abruptly with the architecture of the past. A harmony of loose elements in natural materials provides that logical interpretation. For example, the old wicker chair fits perfectly with the wooden furniture, the seagrass carpet and the exclusive Paola Lenti tile tables. On the terrace, the different shades of green and natural fibers immediately establish a link with the surrounding garden.

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