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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

House LS in Wemmel, Belgium by dmvA Architecten

 
October 9th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: dmvA Architecten

The municipality of Wemmel , situated on the outskirts of Brussels, is well known for its green areas with their monumental villas of the upper class.  After a search of several years, the principal saw a house situated in one of those quarters.  It was not his dream house but because of its marvellous location and the south orientated garden, he decided to buy it.

Image Courtesy © Frederik Vercruysse

  • Architects: dmvA Architecten
  • Project: House LS
  • Location:  Wemmel, Belgium
  • Photography: Frederik Vercruysse
  • Principal: Mr. and mrs. Spittaels – Labeeuw
  • Team: David Driesen, Tom Verschueren, Katrien Geerinckx, Gregory Chapelle
  • General contractor: BATI bvba
  • Structural engineer: ASB
  • Built area: extension 50 m2
  • Completion: 2011

Image Courtesy © Frederik Vercruysse

dmvA was commissioned to turn the rather classical house into a contemporary edifice.  No sooner said than done, but the fact that also the neighbours had to approve the design to get a building license, as prescribed in the building regulations, had a great impact on the design.  So no total ‘methamorphosis’ of the existing house, just small interventions.  The façades of the existing house were painted white . The interior was furnished in black and white.  The swimming pool was renovated and framed by an illuminating glazed ‘retaining wall. Finally, two sculptural white volumes were added connecting inside and outside, linking house, pool and garden.

Image Courtesy © Frederik Vercruysse

Image Courtesy © Frederik Vercruysse

Image Courtesy © Frederik Vercruysse

Image Courtesy © Frederik Vercruysse

Image Courtesy © Frederik Vercruysse

Image Courtesy © Frederik Vercruysse

Image Courtesy © Frederik Vercruysse

Image Courtesy © dmvA Architecten

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