House W / dmvA

© Frederik Vercruysse

Architects: dmvA
Location: , Belgium
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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    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. :)

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

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