This stunning Belgium house by dmvA achieves a cautious balance amongst old and new, preserving its classical charms whilst showcasing an revolutionary contemporary side. We say “careful” since the project wasn’;t without its obstacles – namely, the neighbors’; approval of the intended design was needed in order to get the constructing permit. Although the architects refrained from a total transformation, they made subtle alterations like a white facade, and a cool white pool overlooked by a pair of sculptural white additions topped with grass, linking landscape and architecture.
This suburb of Brussels, identified for its green space, set the stage for this interesting home that teeters between classic and contemporary. Whilst its classical elements were left intact, these modern add-ons give it that much-necessary modernity that requires the property to new heights. Painting this brick exterior house white gave it a fresh, new face.
The additions are angled inward, facing a patio and pool, and the garden surrounding it.
Not only are the additions angled in their facades, but their roofs are also slanted upward, maximizing the views and the natural light flowing in by means of the massive glass walls.
Topping the additions, a green roof adds however another layer of lushness to the design and style.
Visible even though the expansive glazing, minimalist interiors are awash in white. At least, that is what you believe.
On entry, interiors take a dramatic twist with black walls and ceilings, opening onto the white space you see from the outside. We adore this drastic contrast! The ceilings, also black, function recessed white zigzags, adding interest overhead.
The staircase is so considerably more than a signifies to ascend by means of the residence. This spiraling, sculptural element is as a lot showpiece as it is a functional function.
The kitchen is white, vibrant and spacious – not your common culinary chaos, and not a spot you’;d want to splash up with sauce and stains!
An unusual space in the home’;s signature palette of dramatic black and crisp white.
By way of the massive windows, sun streams in and green views are a serene scene and ever-present focal point.
by way of Arch Everyday
photo credit: Frederik Vercruysse