residential glass



This large farm is one of the buildings in a park around a chateau, including the caretaker’s house. It is located within the castle domain, northeast of the castle.  The farm consists of anchored brick buildings under saddle roofs (decorative red and black Flemish tiles), set around an inner courtyard. The farm dates back largely to the fourth quarter of the 19th century. The south wing is formed by beautiful conservatory and aviary, now overgrown by weeds, which gave rise to the pseudonym “Green World”. The chapel that was added to the north wing is much more recent. 

The last photo is an inside view of the separate chapel in the forest to the south of the farm. This was originally the ice cellar. It dates from the fourth quarter of the 19th century and was established as a chapel in the beginning of the 1990′s. The octagonal pavilion of brick and knotty wood stands on a plinth of local iron sandstone. The plastered interior contains recycled neo-Gothic high reliefs from a West Flemish abbey. The stained-glass windows were recuperated from an unspecified demolished Walloon church.



Unfortunately there is virtually nothing to find on the history of this villa. It is a typical 1950′s villa of a well to do family. It used to be the family and business seat of rich notary. Inside there are still numerous personal items of the family that were left behind (books, clothes, even toothbrushes) as well as the archive of records of the notary office, albeit utterly infested with mold… The villa is most known in urban explorer circles foor het magnificent hallway with the staircase and the stained glass window. The villa was demolished in april 2017 to make room for a supermarket…



In urban exploring circels this building is known as “Villa Klodderkes”, a name that doesn’t make any sense at all. First of all, it is not a villa; it is a town house and god only knows what ‘klodderkes’ stands for. The town house was built in the second half of the 19th century and had several purposes over the course of its history. For a long time it was used as office space for a nearby factory. Later it was used as a doctor’s practice, but its most recent use was that of police office. The building was featured in several films and television shows. In 2017 the building will be sold. We visited this town house during a group event for the facebook group Scenes of Decay. As is often the case in these situations, there was far too much talking and not nealy enough photographing. As a result, I have only a few images to show form y visit…

waylan-yutarni  asked:

I love your blog, I have been following it for a while. Two things please, do you have any examples of coloured glass, not stained glass in residential buildings? The other do you have more architectural plans that are connected to the buildings that can be shown as well?

Here are some examples of coloured glass in architecture, mostly institutional and commercial structures:

Palais des Congrès de Montréal Tétreault, Parent, Languedoc et associésSaia et Barbarese ArchitectesDupuis, Dubuc et associés (Aedifica)

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The beautiful mordernist Villa Stone, in the neighbourhood lovingly dubbed ‘yellow villa’ was built in 1940 by a family of stonemasons. The cobblery was exploited in the house next to Villa Stone and on the grounds behind both buildings. Villa Stone is the cobblery’s calling card, as it were. Upon stepping through the front door, one is immediately overwhelmed by the presence or marble. Marble floors, marble stairs and even marble paneling on the walls. The luxury is ephasized by the beautiful stained glass windows. In May 2016 the property with the two buildings and the surrounding grounds was publicly sold. Admirers of the villa fear that the buildings will be demolished to make way for a new building project…


Sea Gem, Camber Sands, UK. 

Had the amazing opportunity of staying at this gorgeous home two weekends ago. A bit of a monstrosity on the outside but truly luxurious to stay in. The split L-shape of the home and the floor-to-ceiling windows maximise the stunning sea views and give the illusion of actually being on the beach, just with the warmth and comfort of a home.

Photographs by me 


“…A protruding glass box cantilevers over the garden. This box is frameless and provides a close connection to the garden when sitting in the built in seating area. Ash timber slats create zoning of the sitting area and wrap up and over the ceiling. These disappear into a seamless skylight…”

106 Gladstone Road by Cat Ablitt, Studio 1 Architects