Arcs of Concrete Swoop Down Like Curtains in This Crisp Belgian Home

Arcs of Concrete Swoop Down Like Curtains in This Crisp Belgian Home

By Tracy Metz / Photos by Tim Van de Velde
Adding a surprisingly soft appeal, the concrete separates and provides passageways into spaces.

Jo Vanweert knew two things when he decided to build his first home: It would be on the highest point in his small home-town of Bilzen, Belgium, where his family has lived for generations, and it would be designed by his cousin Jan Vanweert, an architect 11 years his senior. Jo told his cousin he wanted a house that had clean lines inspired by classic modernism and that took advantage of its hilltop site. What his cousin delivered has a modernist rigor tempered with a surprising softness, a twist that turned out to be perfect for the younger Vanweert’s evolving family.

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