A few years ago dmvA was requested to design an extension to an A-framed house in order to reconvert this holiday home into a comfortable, contemporary house. The house was situated in a former recreation area so, dmvA had to deal with certain building regulations.
The first design for the extension hadn’t met the demands of the building authorities, so after a search for the suiting building extension dmvA came up with a design that was strong enough to touch the pyramid form. It resulted in a floating volume, a ‘tunnel’ built with trapezoidal wooden construction. The back and the front side of the new building volume are fully glazed, allowing full view on the garden and pond. But views coming from curious passersby are blocked by a movable partition wall. The architectural concept is based on a dialogue between old and new, cosiness and openness, glass and wood and linked by materiality and details.
If you are looking for an inspiration of modern house extension architecture, vB4 is the best reference. This holiday home is surrounded by green outdoor landscape. vB4 is fascinating house extension located in the countryside of Brecht, Germany. The extension surface of this holiday home design is only 26 square meters area and build with pyramid architecture design. Using wooden trapezoidal structure to create high and floating house extension which is consists of new library space, washroom and entrance area.
It is created from the wish of the owner to have a renovation of an old house extension and then changed into new building with modern design and offer wonderful feeling as vacation house. This new building has amazing appearance for the exterior, facade, structure and construction, and also the landscape of surrounding. At first time you arrive, you will see wonderful and comfortable outdoor patio for cozy sitting while is enjoying the nature, have warm conversation or reading a book from the library. The exterior facade of this new extension is created with black wall including at the sloping roof.
Belgian architecture firm dmvA designed Extension vB4 as an addition for an A-frame vacation home located in Brecht, Belgium. Dealing with strict building regulations, the firm was able to design the modern trapezoid-like form while still respecting the original design.
They created a new entrance, library, and bathroom that merge well with the existing space by having a predominantly white interior.
The front and the back of the house feature large windows allowing views of the garden and pond. The front part has a movable partition wall that blocks site of the street. Now you see it…