House LS in Wemmel, Belgium

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House LS in Wemmel Property

Contemporary Belgian Residence design by dmvA, Belgium

4 June 2020

House LS in Belgium

Design: dmvA

DM Residence, Belgium

Contemporary Wemmel Residence design by dmvA

Wemmel Residence

Concept : ‘Missing link’

The municipality of Wemmel, situated on the outskirts of Brussels, is well known for its green areas with their monumental villas of the upper class.


After a search of several years, the principal saw a house situated in one of those quarters: House LS in Wemmel. It was not his dream house but because of its marvellous location and the south orientated garden, he decided to buy it.


dmvA was commissioned to turn the rather classical house into a contemporary edifice. No sooner said than done, but the fact that also the neighbours had to approve the design to get a building license, as prescribed in the building regulations, had a great impact on the design. So no total ‘methamorphosis’ of the existing house, just small interventions.

House in Wemmel kitchen design House LS in Wemmel, Belgium

The façades of the existing house were painted white. The interior was furnished in black and white.

Contemporary Wemmel house design by dmvA

The swimming pool was renovated and framed by an illuminating glazed ‘retaining wall.


Finally, two sculptural white volumes were added connecting inside and outside, linking house, pool and garden.

Wemmel home design by dmvA Architects

House in Wemmel – Building Information

Principal: Mr. and mrs. Spittaels – Labeeuw
Team: David Driesen, Tom Verschueren, Katrien Geerinckx, Gregory Chapelle
Location: Wemmel

General contractor: BATI bvba
Structural engineer: ASB
Built area: extension 50 sqm
Completion: 2011

Wemmel Residence Belgium

House LS in Wemmel, Belgium interior

Photos: Frederik Vercruysse

House LS in Wemmel interior design

House LS images / information from dmvA Architects Belgium

Location: Wemmel, Belgium, northern Europe

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