Belgium-primarily based architectural firm DMOA Architecten has created La Branche.
The project is a peaceful combination of old and new. The new part is a sober black canvas hunting at the garden from behind the old walls. In many areas remnant components of the old walls are kept as garden components, an aspect that strengthens the atmosphere.
When you stroll by way of the house you really feel continuously that you are in a nexus among old and new.
The project consists of the renovation of an old resting place for hunters in the woods of Heverlee (Belgium), transforming it in an comfy and modern dwelling for a household with 4 youngsters. One particular of the 3 wings of the U-compositions was removed except of the facade wall, which remains with the name that gave title to the old refuge and now to its renovation “La Branche”.
The sides created of brick contain the private rooms of the household meanwhile the dark volume accommodate the living and the kitchen in permanent connection with the pool and the outside garden.
The dark colours of the interior design contrast with the high brightness that gets inside via the massive windows.