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La Branche by DMOA Architecten

By Holly von Huene


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Belgian architectural firm DMOA Architecten has designed La Branche.

This 7,050 square foot, modernized home is located in Heverlee, Belgium.

The marriage between an old, woodland hunters rest cabin and sleek, modern architectural design elements gives way to a place devoid of time.

La Branche by DMOA Architecten:

“The project is a peaceful combination of old and new. The new part is a sober black canvas looking at the garden from behind the old walls. In several places remnant parts of the old walls are kept as garden elements, an aspect that strengthens the atmosphere.

When you walk through the house you feel continuously that you are in a nexus between 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 comfortable and modern dwelling for a family with four children. One of the three 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 made of brick contain the private rooms of the family 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 through the large windows.”

Photos by: Thomas Janssens

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About Holly von Huene

Holly is a freelance writer living in Toronto. She has written for HomeDSGN for more than 3 years and contributed architecture, interior design and lifestyle content for a number of other publications, including DesignBoom, Apartment Therapy and ArchDaily. Learn more about HomeDSGN's Editorial Process.

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