The House ADN Features an Extension with a V-Shaped Roof

By: Vasiliki Marapas - Aug 28, 2014
References: a-dn.be & dezeen
Belgian firm ADN Architectures designed an extension for 'House ADN,' a wooden home located in the suburbs of Brussels. The extension, characterized by its angular roof, provides extra living space for the client. The V-shaped silhouette is the inverse of the original structure's roofline, creating an interesting visual experience.

The original home was designed in the much-desired pavilion style, which makes a certain standard of living more accessible to Belgian citizens. However, what these homes offer in terms of affordability, they lack in quality; they are often less space-efficient and integrated to the urban landscape. This is where the extension comes in.

The exterior is clad in wooden battens, which extend to the rear wall of the existing building. The architects sought to achieve a level of contrast with the original home, which is most clearly done through the inverted roof, but continued with the wooden exterior and unconventional window frames.