Huis De Vylder Zoersel


Huis De Vylder is located on a small plot in the allotment De Kievit in Zoersel. The house has an uncomplicated plan, construction and detailing. It was conceived with a limited budget and the idea the building would be largely realised by the commissioner. Repetition, small spans and the consequently modulating of the building elements also kept costs low.

The floors consist of concrete wide floor plates kept visible, spanned from the left to the right outer wall. All inner walls are non supportive, with exception of the wall for the stairwell.

The house has a stone front plinth; from a height of 1m20 the outer walls are given a skin in black slates (economic format 40 x 60). The connection of the slates with the windows was made with an aluminium frame.


Woningen 1995, Arco Euro-Belgian Architectural Award, laureate


“Hoe doen zij het?” (Informatieblad Vlaamse Huisvestingsmaatschappij, July/August/September 2003)
“Bouwen met 3 tot 6 miljoen” (Beter bouwen & verbouwen, October 1998)
“De compacte woning op prijs gesteld” (Stichting Kunstboek (Marc Dubois & Liesbeth Melis), April 1998)
“Huizen van hier” (Weekend Knack, June 5th 1996)
“Woning De Vijlder” (Jaarboek Architectuur in Vlaanderen 1994-1995, Ministerie van de Vlaamse Gemeenschap, June 1996)
“Eénsgezinswoning te Zoersel” (Arch & Life n°64, 1995)
“Ook jonge architecten bekroond” (Gazet van Antwerpen, February 25th 1995)
“Euro-Belgian Architectural Awards” (Ik ga bouwen nr. 180, 1995)
“Het kerkske van Zoersel” (De Morgen, April 15th 1995)