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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