If architecture were a kind of Tetris, Cubyc would be the champion. The architecture firm from Bruges assembled a villa in Keerbergen as if it were a stack of beams and blocks. Cubyc deftly builds tension: as you drive up to the house, you notice that the front is totally closed. Only a black garage space and a faceted window above the front door have been surgically cut out of the mysterious white volume.
Ask the architect duo Tom De Meester and Tine Vliegen what they think is the most beautiful application of natural stone in the world and their answer is guaranteed to be Mies van der Rohe's onyx wall in Villa Tugendhat. This hanging cabinet in Verde Patricia marble, however, comes in a very close second.