DMOA renovates old hunting refuge la branche in belgium
DMOA renovates old hunting refuge la branche in belgium DMOA renovates old hunting refuge la branche in belgium
dec 19, 2013

DMOA renovates old hunting refuge la branche in belgium

DMOA renovates old hunting refuge la branche in belgium
all images courtesy of DMOA




forming a constant nexus between old and new, belgium studio DMOA has transformed ‘la branche’ into a comfortable family dwelling. the historic structure was once an old resting place for hunters in the woods of heverlee in belgium, and remnants of the original façade have been integrated into the design. when viewed from the garden, the new black addition becomes a dark canvas, peeking out behind old walls. the subtle vertical lines contrast against the rough, existing exterior. these brick wings on the side contain private rooms for the family, while the dark volume accommodates the living and kitchen spaces, offering direct connections to the pool and outside garden.



‘la branche’
video courtesy of DMOA architecten



a black addition helps to transform the historic building



two wings of brick buildings are joined by the new renovation



view of the middle courtyard



the vertical lines of the ‘dark canvas’ are in contrast to the rough, brick exterior



the surrounding landscape reflected off the new addition



remnants of the original façade remain visible



strong visual connections between the indoor and outdoor are offered throughout



the dinning room and bar



view of the kitchen



the main hall



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