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Bruyn Est in Neder-Over-Heembeek, Belgium by B612ASSOCIATES

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Article source: B612ASSOCIATES 

The project is situated on the edge of the urban on a clear transition point between the urbanistic stretch, the fringes bordering the roads, and the areas opening into the landscape: the alignement of the buildings defines the roads and the public spaces, but at times it draws back, it opens, then it spreads out to make place for the structural, open and landscaped entities. The site and brief analysis has allowed us to define the guidelines and the project objectives in order to compose a friendly and durable environment that is beneficial for the commodations and the neighbourhood.

Image Courtesy ©  B612ASSOCIATES

Image Courtesy © B612ASSOCIATES

  • Architects: B612ASSOCIATES
  • Project: Bruyn Est
  • Location: Neder-Over-Heembeek, Belgium
  • Client: The Brussels CPAS
  • Above ground area: 7033 m²
  • Gross area basement: 2125 m²
  • Site Area: 9700 m²
  • Project dates: 2008-2013
  • Phase: Provisional acceptance in 2013
  • Estimated amount of works: € 12,336,142
  • Final amount of work: € 11,582,065

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Le Toison d’Or in Brussels, Belgium by UNStudio

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Article source: UNStudio

Designed for ProWinko and in collaboration with Belgian architects Jaspers-Eyers, Le Toison d’Or is a hybridisation of a traditional building-block typology and a mixed-use development with a retail podium.

Image Courtesy © Hufton+Crow

Image Courtesy © Hufton+Crow

  • Architects: UNStudio
  • Project: Le Toison d’Or
  • Location: Brussels, Belgium
  • Photography: Hufton+Crow, Eva Bloem
  • Client: TD Immo Invest BVBA, Brussels
  • UNStudio: Ben van Berkel, Gerard Loozekoot with Wesley Lanckriet, Jacques van Wijk and Hans Kooij, Tina Kortmann, Tatjana Gorbachewskaja, Philipp Meise, Jaap-Willem Kleijwegt, Marie Prunault, Tomas Mokry, Nanang Santoso, Olivier Yebra, Thomas Harms, Rene Wysk, Todd Ebeltoft, Patrick Noome, Charlotte Guyaux, Johanna Mencia, Machiel Wafelbakker, Bartek Winnicki, Aurelie Krotoff, Ondrei Kyjanek, Wendy van der Knijff
  • Belgian architect: Jaspers-Eyers Architects, Brussels (BE)
  • Realisation phase: Wesley Lanckriet, U/Define Architects
  • Structural Engineer: ABCIS Van Wetter S.A., Brussels (BE)
  • Landscape architect: Lodewijk Baljon landschapsarchitecten, Amsterdam (NL) Atelier Ruimtelijk Advies, Berchem (BE)
  • Installations: Techniplan adviseurs, Rotterdam (NL)  TDEC, Rumst (BE)
  • Building Physics and sustainability: DGMR, Arnhem (NL)
  • Cost calculation: BBN adviseurs, Houten (NL) Widnell Europe, Brussels (BE) (more…)

Contemporary Barn in Ghent, Belgium by P L O E G architecten

Friday, February 26th, 2016

Article source: P L O E G architecten

The rural area, surrounded by old farms and castles, convinced us to conceive a building  according the typology of the old fram barn of this area. So we worked with a roof pitch of 45° and bays of five meters.

Image Courtesy © Amaury Henderick

Image Courtesy © Amaury Henderick

  • Architects: P L O E G architecten
  • Project: Contemporary Barn
  • Location: Ghent, Belgium
  • Photography: Amaury Henderick
  • Landscape architect: Niels Everaerd
  • Main contractor: Gebroeders Snoeck
  • Area: 160.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Software used: Vectorworks

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Lorette convent in Mechelen, Belgium by dmvA

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Article source: dmvA

Since more than 130 years, ‘Hooghuys’ is part of the the site Lorette Convent, composed of different wings surrounded by the Drabstraat, the Begijnenstraat and the Graspoort. The city block of Lorette Convent is characterised by two outer spaces, a triangular large courtyard and a more rectangular like smaller space.

Since 1989 the site was abandoned. A vacancy of more than 20 years turned the site and the Hooghuys into a ruin.

Image Courtesy © Bart Gosselin

Image Courtesy © Bart Gosselin

  • Architects: dmvA
  • Project: Lorette convent
  • Location: Drabstraat 6-10, 2800 Mechelen, Belgium
  • Photography: Bart Gosselin
  • Software used: Archicad 19
  • Principal: City Site, Van Poppel
  • General contractor: Bouwbedrijf Van Poppel nv
  • Structional engineer: Jan Van Aelst
  • Built area: Restoration Hooghuys (965 m2), Apartments and parking (3770 m2)
  • Completion: 2014

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BOTERBLOEM FOR HABITAR IN ROESELARE, BELGIUM by BURO II & ARCHI+I

Sunday, February 14th, 2016

Article source: BURO II & ARCHI+I

A spectacular before & after

The building is located in the city centre, where the offices and social housing apartments of the Mandel used to be. The building was converted into a residential building comprising 10 spacious apartments, 2 penthouses, 9 garages and a basement. The Boterbloem project tackles the challenge of combining top class architecture with the renovation of an apartment building, situated in an exclusive location in the centre of Roeselaere, and turn it into a beautiful, contemporary architectural concept.

Image Courtesy © Hannes Verstraete

Image Courtesy © Hannes Verstraete

  • Architects: BURO II & ARCHI+I
  • Project: BOTERBLOEM FOR HABITAR
  • Location: Roeseselare, Belgium
  • Photography: Hannes Verstraete
  • Client: Habitar bvba
  • Team: In collaboration with Ingrid Lesage Creations, Ing. Claude Labeeuw [project director], Arch. Steven Vanwildemeersch [design architect], Ir. arch. Fanny Dorme [design architect], Arch. Lorenzo Kemel [project architect]
  • Status: Handover date: 2016

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Villa MQ in Tremelo, Belgium by Office O architects

Friday, February 12th, 2016

Article source: Office O architects

This spacious villa is situated in Tremelo (BE), on a large terrain surrounded by pines. The house was designed for a couple (with two children) that wanted something “special”.

While in other designs OOA’s approach is very conceptual, here we just let it flow. Taking in account the building regulations, we started sculpting the house around the desired programs, playing with the fundamental architectural elements and principles (form, space,…), taking away the usual references by using curved walls, different ceiling heights, light,…

Image Courtesy © Tim Van de Velde

Image Courtesy © Tim Van de Velde

  • Architects: Office O architects
  • Project: Villa MQ
  • Location: Tremelo, Belgium
  • Photography: Tim Van de Velde

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Weekend House Wachtebeke in Belgium by GAFPA BUREAU VOOR ARCHITECTUUR EN STEDENBOUW

Sunday, January 31st, 2016

Article source: GAFPA BUREAU VOOR ARCHITECTUUR EN STEDENBOUW

What makes a weekend house? What sets it apart from any other property? Young architects GAFPA fancied to land in Wachtebeke what could be a weekend house. The project earned them aspecial mention during the recent Belgian Building Awards. The weekend house exemplifies an idiosyncratic oeuvre that ranges from staging exhibitions to landscape projects.

Image Courtesy © GAFPA

Image Courtesy © GAFPA

  • Architects: GAFPA BUREAU VOOR ARCHITECTUUR EN STEDENBOUW
  • Project: Weekend House Wachtebeke
  • Location: Wachtebeke, Belgium
  • Software used: vectorworks, photoshop
  • General contractor: VH-building
  • Outside Construction: Patrick ‘t Hooft
  • Engineer: Arthur De Roover
  • Carpentry: Lab 15
  • Area: 130m2
  • Year: 2014

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DS House in Brussels, Belgium by DWEK ARCHITECTURE + PARTNERS s.c./s.p.r.l.u.

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

Article source: DWEK ARCHITECTURE + PARTNERS s.c./s.p.r.l.u. 

Although we now think spontaneously of symmetry as being the perfect replication of two sides around a central axis, originally, to cite Vitruvius, “symmetry is a proper agreement between the members of the work itself and relation between the different parts and the whole general scheme”. There is no mention of bilateral symmetry. In Greek, summetria quite simply means “proportion” or “measure”. But since ancient times, sensible to balance and stability, mankind has built edifices that adopt the rules of bilateral symmetry: pyramids, temples, cathedrals, etc., along with vases, bifaces and steles. Yet too perfect symmetry induces boredom. Emotion leaps out from imperfections, the unforeseen and discrepancies.

Image Courtesy © Serge Anton

Image Courtesy © Serge Anton

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House CW in Nazareth, Belgium by Wim Heylen Architect

Friday, January 15th, 2016

Article source: Wim Heylen Architect

This single-family house is located in Nazareth, a municipality in the Belgian province of East Flanders. It is situated in a street with a variety of housing typologies near by a big natural pond. The site has a great depth running from the permitted building zone up to an area of trees and dense vegetation in the back.

Image Courtesy © Stijn Bollaert

Image Courtesy © Stijn Bollaert

  • Architects: Wim Heylen Architect
  • Project: House CW
  • Location: Nazareth, Belgium
  • Photography: Stijn Bollaert
  • Area: 268m² + cellar 50m²
  • Year: 2012 – 2015

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House Extension in Lustin, Belgium by PUZZLE’S architecture

Thursday, December 24th, 2015

Architects: PUZZLE’S architecture 

Existing Situation

The house of the family, built in 1730, is located in the valley of Lustin (Belgium) at the border of a dead end street, next to a huge forest. The plot, an area of 3600 meters square, is strongly undulated. On one side of the land you have the house, and on the other side the forest. Between them, flows a river. The landscape is full of vegetation and is highlighted by grass, trees, an orchard, a vegetable garden and an apiary.

Image Courtesy © Severin Malaud

Image Courtesy © Severin Malaud

  • Architects: PUZZLE’S architecture, Thomas Gillet,  Mathieu Henquet
  • Project: House Extension in Lustin
  • Location: Lustin, Belgium
  • Photography: Severin Malaud
  • Client: Alain Gillet
  • Spécial equipment: Pulsis – Stephane Barbier
  • Stability: Luc delvaux
  • Existing surface: 35 m2
  • New surface: 90m2
  • Start of the project: 2012
  • End of the project: 2015
  • Budget: 230.000 euros

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