House VMVK / dmvA

  • 07 Feb 2013
  • Houses Selected Works
© Frederik Vercruysse

Architects: dmvA
Location: Sint-Katelijne-Waver,
Design Team: David Driesen, Tom Verschueren, Valerie Lonnoy, Katrien Geerinckx
Area: 506 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Frederik Vercruysse

© Frederik Vercruysse

How to build a single house in a wonderful environment of woods, just next to the ‘Nete-valley’ on a badly orientated site?

© Frederik Vercruysse

Extremely profound form-studies, town-planning regulations and a respectful attitude to nature defined the design-attitude.

Characteristic to the concept is the rural, amorphous form with a hipped roof with different angles of inclination, flattened on top, and ‘living the other way around’, meaning living on the upper floors and the big roof terrace in order to enjoy the splendid view.

© Frederik Vercruysse

The use of white lacquered zinc for both roof and walls reinforce the house as an icon in nature.

First Floor Plan
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