Villa D or “Diamonds” is a project for a multi-family residence in Wemmel, a suburbian village just outside of Brussels. The typology of a multi-family villa is foreign to Belgium, where most people live in single-family homes.
suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
Gilles Retsin Architecture: The proposal consists of 278 standardized, engineered-timber elements which combine together into a highly differentiated spatial assembly. These elements can be understood as large-scale LEGOs; a similar male-female connection defines their assembly. This results in an architecture that is fundamentally discrete or “digital” in its physical-material organization.