dmvA: extension vB4 dmvA: extension vB4
nov 09, 2011

dmvA: extension vB4

‘extension vB4’ by dmvA, brecht, belgium image © mick couwenbergh all images courtesy of dmvA

architecture firm dmvA located in mechelen, belgium has recently completed ‘extension vB4’ an addition to an A-frame house within the countryside of brecht, belgium. considering the strict building regulations of this municipality this former holiday cottage was transformed into a contemporary residence using a limited space of 26 square meters. the extension from the existing form resulted in a floating volume built with trapezoidal wooden structures.

the new timber parts followed the same frames and studs as the original. these borders next to each other connect the old and new space creating a new library, washroom and entrance area. the exterior is recladded in black stained siding positioned vertically to create a similar repetitive motion as the surrounding forest. the back and front of the home is fully glazed with a movable partition wall which allows for uninterrupted views of the adjacent garden and pond. 

library and new entrance image © mick couwenbergh

dining space image © mick couwenbergh

corridor to garden image © mick couwenbergh

sliding partition wall image © mick couwenbergh

existing and new stud frames image © mick couwenbergh

exterior with closed partition image © mick couwenbergh

exterior with open partition image © mick couwenbergh

entrance image © mick couwenbergh

surrounding property image © mick couwenbergh

existing space image © mick couwenbergh

section with new extension image © mick couwenbergh

project info:

completed: 2011 design: dmva   principal: rini van beek team: david driesen, tom verschueren, toon verboven location: brecht    general contractor: eddy leys (steel), rudy meyvis (carpentry),  boomse glashandel (glass) constructional engineer: ASB built area: 54 m2 and 26 m2 addition photography: mick couwenbergh

  • My dream-house! Beautifully located ! Thanks

    celeste raposo says:
  • A truely dream house. I live in Madeira island where tradicional rural houses in the past were like this ones.

    Ricardo Sousa says:
  • extreeme crazyness

    ardesmida says:
  • good design

    santa M.Kim says:
  • In australia we have a history of ‘A’ frame houses since the sixties, so not sure if I wouldn’t get a bit over it, but it’s very whimsical. tiny tiny tiny though in all A Frames.

    sugar says:

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