A Black A-Frame in Belgium Gets a White Extension

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.

front exterior of black a-frame cabin in woods with white extension

front exterior of black a-frame cabin in woods with white extension

They created a new entrance, library, and bathroom that merge well with the existing space by having a predominantly white interior.

interior shot of modern a-frame house with all white interior in home office with books

interior shot looking down at long white dining table with green sofa behind rafters

interior walkway on edge of modern a-frame house

interior shot showing white window shade closing on a-frame house

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 views of the street. Now you see it…

interior shot of modern white a-frame interior with sliding white window shade closed

…now you don’t!

angled exterior view of modern a-frame house in woods

The structure before:

Photography by Mick Couwenbergh.

Caroline Williamson is Editor-in-Chief of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.