House W / dmvA

© Frederik Vercruysse

Architects: dmvA
Location: Holsbeek,
Principal Architects: Mr. and mrs. Wathion – Van Hellemont
Project Team: David Driesen, Tom Verschueren, Valerie Lonnoy, Sofie Buggenhout, Liesbet de Winter
General Contractor: Van Merhaeghe (carcase work) – Alucobel (aluminium)
Constructional Engineer: Studie 10
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 288 sqm
Photographs: Frederik Vercruysse

Concept: House in Disguise

Since the project is built on a marvelous spot in the Belgium woods and in a hilly country as ‘Vlaams Brabrant’, it requires an unpretentious architecture. The architecture must merge into the landscape.


This house is no typical Flemish house, but an oblong living-object, transversely placed on the contour of the hill, taking over the form of the slope. No bricks were used for this house, but rather a camouflaging green skin of plants and sedum, providing the ultimate integration of house and nature.

© Frederik Vercruysse

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  • Ronique Gibson

    Interesting use of exterior clad materials. Love the idea of the profile morphing with the terrain of the site. Almost gives it a life-like organic appeal! Thanks for the architecture inspiration. :)

  • Thinh Pham

    very impressive exterior, i like it. So how about interior?

  • Alex Mihai

    Very interesting finishing, but i would like to see some details.
    I’m interested if there is any protection for the insulation….

  • Quelava

    Nice, but what’s the big sloping room intented for?

  • Dave Cho

    This is a lovely concept, i like how the house merges with the environment. Nice post.

  • dLC

    Details, please!

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  • Katarzyna

    super elewacja :)