This lovely Belgium home by dmvA achieves a careful balance amongst old and new, preserving its classical charms whilst showcasing an revolutionary contemporary side. We say “cautious” since the project wasn’;t without having its obstacles – namely, the neighbors’; approval of the intended design and style was needed in order to get the creating permit. Even though the architects refrained from a total transformation, they created subtle adjustments 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, recognized for its green space, set the stage for this intriguing house that teeters amongst standard and contemporary. Whilst its classical elements were left intact, these modern day add-ons give it that considerably-required modernity that requires the home to new heights. Painting this brick exterior property 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 organic light flowing in by means of the enormous glass walls.
Topping the additions, a green roof adds yet one more layer of lushness to the style.
Visible even though the expansive glazing, minimalist interiors are awash in white. At least, that is what you consider.
On entry, interiors take a dramatic twist with black walls and ceilings, opening onto the white space you see from the outside. We love this drastic contrast! The ceilings, also black, feature recessed white zigzags, adding interest overhead.
The staircase is so much more than a means to ascend through the residence. This spiraling, sculptural element is as much 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 uncommon space in the home’;s signature palette of dramatic black and crisp white.
Through the massive windows, sun streams in and green views are a serene scene and ever-present focal point.
by way of Arch Every day
photo credit: Frederik Vercruysse