Architecture studio dmvA created a striking family home in Belgium that shies away from curious passers-by. Dubbed House BVA, this shelter in the municipality of Turnhout has a 'knit-work' brick facade that keeps its interiors private and eliminates the need for curtains. However the back of the house is a completely different story, as it opens up to a garden and lets the sun shine inside.
DmvA‘s House BVA stands out in its neighborhood with its detailed brick facade, which protects its inhabitants from strong sunlight and keeps the home’s interior private. The building’s red top window and side door add a touch of color. The side door serves as the entrance to a typical Flemish alley towards the garden. In the back, a fully glazed wall opens the home’s interiors to the garden while welcoming the sun to shine in.
A red tinted glass wall divides the alley and the living room, echoing the color of the alley door. The unique home’s two sides are best appreciated from the loft, which is both open and closed to the elements. This open/closed principle rules the home’s interior in addition to its exterior – the service areas are on the street side and the living areas and bedrooms are on the garden side.
Photos by dmvA