Extension vB4 by dmvA

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It’s all about the angles in Extension vB4. Having to design an extension an A-frame house in Mechelen, Belgium, dmvA adapted to the unconventional form by incorporating the same inclines and slants into the volume that now houses a library and dining space. Conforming to the dark façade but contrasting it with a white interior, the extension reiterates the geometric theme through trapezoidal frames that help divide the interior spaces, and visually are a hybrid between column and ribbing. The sliding door that leads to the courtyard adapts in a similar matter, as there are no expectations for the orthogonal in this design.

Kimberly

Kimberly

Kimberly is a graduate from MIT's Department of Architecture, and has recently joined the publication team at MIT OpenCourseWare. While architecture remains her first love, her interests encompass literature – epic poetry and Medieval romances are her favorite – and also fashion.

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