Vincent Van Duysen Private by François Halard

The Architect at Home

Vincent Van Duysen, François Halard

Rizzoli, 2024


Belgian architect Vincent Van Duysen (b. 1962) has become an important force in design through his expressive architecture and serene interiors. This book documents the source of his inspirations and ongoing laboratory: his own homes. In collaborating with the photographer François Halard, Van Duysen presents a truly personal vision of his own practice and point of view, where he becomes the architecture, and it becomes him.

Van Duysen has had an outsized influence on the world of architecture and design, from the rarefied echelons of interiors to highly successful collections for Zara Home. Through his spare use of pure and tactile materials, Van Duysen employs a unique stylistic language that is both monastic and sensual, brutal and elegant, primal and refined. His commissions have included product design for numerous international brands, and commercial and large-scale architectural projects, among them high-end residences, a hotel, and retail spaces like Copyright Bookshop Antwerp.

Uncompromisingly contemporary and endlessly inventive, Van Duysen’s residences are both his design laboratories and highly individualized spaces. This is especially true of his own homes, the subject of this very personal book. From his base in Belgium, where Van Duysen has carved out modern spaces from a centuries-old former notary office, to his ground-up Casa M in Portugal, where living spaces flow between elemental walls, Van Duysen conjures residential projects from concrete, natural stone, wood, and light.

This publication with intimate photos by François Halard gives you an insight into the beautiful and stylistic private world of Vincent Van Duysen.

ISBN: 9780847899555

180 pagina's, 150 foto's in kleur, 35,5 x 27,9 cm, paperback, Engels