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Rectangular Addition to Triangular A-frame House

This geometric house designed by Netherlands architects dmvA proves that it’s hip to be square – and in this case, triangular too. The first thing you see on approach is the striking A-frame structure that invites you in. On further exploration, you discover a rectangular volume just behind, and a wonderful square deck out front that incorporates the outdoors into the living space.

The award-winning architecture firm was tasked with designing an addition to modernize and extend the previously built vacation house and transform it into a contemporary style residence, while still respecting the existing structure and the environment surrounding it. According to the architects, “The architectural concept is based on a dialogue between old and new, coziness and openness, glass and wood and linked by materiality and details.” See? Opposites really do attract!
The minimalist interiors feature a predominantly white palette, with built-in furniture and shelving, all white, offset by a striking black fireplace feature at the center. We love the futuristic light fixtures suspended above the dining table, and the floor to ceiling glazing that brings some freshness to this otherwise crisp, clinical aesthetic.
Exposed interior frames help to highlight the main living area while also defining secondary spaces, like the dining nook.
The front and rear facades of the home are fully glazed, affording green garden views, with the front featuring an innovative sliding panel that blocks the street from view – and the home’s interiors from the prying eyes of passers by.
Proving that homes come in all shapes and sizes (and some homes in many shapes and sizes, all within one structure!) this one has a charm that really works in this garden setting.
via Design Milk
photo credit: Mick Couwenbergh


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