dmvA - House Extension

We love to visit our neighboring countries for a weekend! That's why you'll find small Belgian colonies on French camping sites, Dutch farms or in the German woods. And if we get the possibility to buy a piece of heaven, we're up for it! For Mechelen- based architecture firm dmvA this translated in a recently completed extension to an A-frame vacation house within the countryside of Brecht, Germany.

Considering the strict building regulations of this municipality this former holiday  cottage was transformed into a contemporary residence using a limited space of 26 square meters. the extension from the existing  form resulted in a floating volume built with trapezoidal wooden structures.

The new timber parts followed the same frames and studs as the original. These borders next to each other connect the old and new  space creating a new library, washroom and entrance area. The exterior is recladded in black stained siding positioned vertically to  create a similar repetitive motion as the surrounding forest. the back and front of the home is fully glazed with a movable partition  wall which allows for uninterrupted views of the adjacent garden and pond.

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