photographer Frederik Vercruysse documents the rooms of this stately home in rural Belgium in such a way that it almost looks like the kind of place Escher would live in. have you guys ever played the amazing game Monument Valley? that’s what i felt like when i was looking through these images. the house was discovered in a derelict state and refurbished by architects Buyse Seghers.
When two architects stumbled upon a derelict manor house amidst an overgrown Victorian garden, it was love at first sight. Determined to restore the house to its former glory but also ensure its future existence, they developed a multi-functional plan enabling different layouts and uses in time. Even though the building looks like one coherent structure, history learned that it developed organically as expansions were added over time. True to the past they adapted the house to its specific needs re-interpreting the old rather than bringing in the new. And again the house has found a new coherency – as if nothing ever changed.