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VITO headquarters in MOL, BELGIUM by Maxwan architects + urbanists

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Article source: Maxwan architects + urbanists 

Maxwan was commissioned by VITO, the Flemish institute of technology, to develop an architectural vision for a mixture of offices, laboratories and a geothermal plant on the Balmatt site in Mol, BE.

Maxwan aims to unlock the full potential of this six hectare brownfield site by interweaving buildings, public spaces and landscapes to reflect VITO’s role as a high-end research institute in the field of ecological and economical technology.

Image Courtesy © Maxwan architects + urbanists

Image Courtesy © Maxwan architects + urbanists

  • Architects: Maxwan architects + urbanists
  • Project: VITO headquarters
  • Location: MOL, BELGIUM
  • Client: VITO
  • Scale: M
  • Partner in charge: Rients Dijkstra
  • Team leader: Olivier Vet, Artur Borejszo
  • Team: Aleksandar Hrib, Elena Chevtchenko, Janneke Earl, Valentina Chiappa Nunez, Kris Schaasberg

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House V at R [2012] in Roeselare, Belgium by BURO II & ARCHI+I

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Context

The farm used to consist of several buildings clustered around a residential section. Most farms in the Roeselare area consist of two volumes, situated either parallel or perpendicular to each other. The new home was embedded parallel to the barn. Positioning the home in an L-shape opposite the barn will define the residential section a superior way and strengthen the character of the space. The residential section lies at the heart of the site and acts like a turntable for all internal circulation.

Image Courtesy © DSP Fotostudio

Image Courtesy © DSP Fotostudio

  • Architects: BURO II & ARCHI+I
  • Project: House V at R [2012]
  • Location: Roeselare, Belgium
  • Photography: DSP Fotostudio
  • Interior architecture: BURO II & ARCHI+I, Roeselare
  • Project management: BURO II & ARCHI+I, Roeselare
  • Structural conception: BURO II & ARCHI+I, Roeselare
  • Structural work: BURO II & ARCHI+I, Roeselare

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Pakhuis Clemmen in Veldstraat 82A, 9000 Gent, Belgium by ALT architectuur

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Article source: ALT architectuur

The decision by the city of Ghent to establish its department of culture in an old warehouse on the river Leie was intended as a bold statement. By situating it at this particular site, a new axis is created, that runs perpendicular to the main commercial axis in the city centre.

Image Courtesy © Thierry Lagrange

Image Courtesy © Thierry Lagrange

  • Architects: ALT architectuur
  • Project: Pakhuis Clemmen
  • Location: Veldstraat 82A, 9000 Gent, Belgium
  • Photography: Thierry Lagrange
  • Year: 2009-2012
  • Cooperation construction: studiebureauriessauwbvba
  • Cooperation technics: de klerck engineering
  • Contractor: Monument Vandekerckhovenv
  • Cost: 2.521.630,28€

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K001 notariaat in Horebeke, Belgium by ATELIER VENS VANBELLE

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Article source: ATELIER VENS VANBELLE

The building site is situated at the end of a small street in the small village of Horebeke in the Flemish Ardennes, next to a restaurant. The view from the site is splendid: the landscape slopes slowly and offers an overview to an untouched agricultural area spread over two kilometers.

Image Courtesy © ATELIER VENS VANBELLE

Image Courtesy © ATELIER VENS VANBELLE

  • Architects: ATELIER VENS VANBELLE
  • Project: K001 notariaat
  • Location: Horebeke, Belgium
  • Photography: ATELIER VENS VANBELLE
  • Construction: 2009

materials used:

  • facade: red bricks ‘hectic’ (wienerberger)
  • basement: concrete
  • windows: white steel
  • patio windows: wood afselia
  • floor offices: oak
  • floor waiting room and hall: blue stone (Hainnaut)
  • floor archive: polished concrete
  • furniture: MDF

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Extension vB4 in Brecht, Mechelen, Belgium by dmvA

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Article source: dmvA

A few years ago dmvA was requested to design an extension to an A-framed house in order to reconvert this holiday home into a comfortable, contemporary house.

This house is situated in a former recreation area and although municipality transformed this area into one with full residential use,  one has to deal with specific building regulations.

Image Courtesy © Mick Couwenbergh

Image Courtesy © Mick Couwenbergh

  • Architects: dmvA
  • Project: Extension vB4
  • Location: Brecht, Mechelen, Belgium
  • Photography: Mick Couwenbergh
  • Principal: Rini van Beek
  • Team: David Driesen, Tom Verschueren
  • General contractor: Eddy Leys (steel), Rudy Meyvis (carpentry),  Boomse Glashandel (Glass)
  • Constructional engineer: ASB
  • Built area: 54 m2 and 26 m2 additioned
  • Completion: 2011

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Swimming pool K in Grimbergen, Belgium by dmvA

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Article source: dmvA

Concept: ‘Panoramic’ swimming pool

Although the principal dream for years of a swimming pool in his small town garden, he preferred to first realize the renovation of his 17th century mansion. While the contractors were about to start the works, an abandoned school building, adjacent to his garden, was offered for sale. The principal did not hesitate, works were stopped and the school building was bought.  After many analyses and intense discussions, the principal decided to realize the swimming pool first.

Image Courtesy © Frederik Vercruysse

Image Courtesy © Frederik Vercruysse

  • Architects: dmvA
  • Project: Swimming pool K
  • Location: Grimbergen, Belgium
  • Photography: Frederik Vercruysse
  • Principal: Mr. and mrs. Kegels – De Caluwé
  • Team: David Driesen, Tom Verschueren, Christine Loos, Sofie Buggenhout
  • General contractor: Harry Hendrickx (carcase works) – Vorsselmans (aluminium) – Polyureau (JBS)
  • Constructional engineer: UTIL
  • Built area: 206 m2 (polyvalente space) en 103 m2 (swimming pool and roof terrace)
  • Completion: 2009/2011

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BUSINESS COMPLEX BUILDING ‘T WALLETJE KNOKKE-HEIST in Belgium by BURO II & ARCHI+I

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

Article source: BURO II & ARCHI+I

The business complex building is designed as an expansion of an existing business site. A substantial green strip makes for a buffering for the village centre of Westkapelle.

The business complex building is the start for the completion of the third phase of the business site. The premise for the design was, on the one hand, to create a landmark, but on the other hand, to also create modularity and fl exibility, accessibility and sustainability.

Image Courtesy © Klaas Verdru

Image Courtesy © Klaas Verdru

  • Architects: BURO II & ARCHI+I
  • Project: BUSINESS COMPLEX BUILDING ‘T WALLETJE KNOKKE-HEIST
  • Location: KNOKKE-HEIST, Belgium
  • Photography: Klaas Verdru
  • Interior architecture: BURO II & ARCHI+I
  • Project management: BURO II & ARCHI+I
  • Structural conception: Arcadis Belgium NV
  • Structural work: Arcadis Belgium NV
  • General contractor: Franki Construct
  • Garden design: BURO II & ARCHI+I
  • Area surface: 11.585 m²
  • Land use of the building: 5.900 m²
  • Gross floor area: ± 22.500 m²

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H2Olab in 2140 BORGERHOUT, BELGIUM by BOB361 architecten

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Article source: BOB361 architecten

Meeting with a client who asks to design an extention of 100m2 to an existing building of 15000m2 in the form of a bridge, is rather exceptional.

Consequently, we understood the nature of the task to be the creation of a real connection between the two buildings, which implicates much more than the simple creation of a physical connection or the creation of additional square metres. The theme of “connection” will inspire the design in all its aspects. The two most important aspects hereby are the structure and the organization.

Image Courtesy © Andre Nullens

Image Courtesy © Andre Nullens

  • Architects: BOB361 architecten
  • Project: H2Olab
  • Location: 2140 BORGERHOUT, BELGIUM
  • Photography: Andre Nullens

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Mixed Use Infill 3 Houses and an Office in Antwerp, Belgium by Collectief Noord Architecten

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Article source: Collectief Noord Architecten

Three pavillions and a house give shape to an urban garden in the city centre. Each pavillion is similar to the other, but differ like brothers do. Concrete garden blocks in the facade sustain the expression of a garden folly and remind us of the attempts of Wright and Sullivan to democratize ornament. On top of each pavillion there is a roof pavillion: a garden in a garden in the city.

Image Courtesy © Filip Dujardin

  • Architects: Collectief Noord Architecten
  • Project: Mixed Use Infill 3 Houses and an Office
  • Location: Antwerp, Belgium
  • Photography: Filip Dujardin, Liesbet Goetschalckx, Collectief Noord Architecten
  • Completion: august 2011
  • Design team: Erik Wieërs, Dirk Somers, Sarah Poot, Peter Wils, Christopher Paesbrugghe, Elke Hoendervangers
  • Project cost: 1.200.000 excl. VAT
  • Structural Engineering: Util Struktuurstudies
  • Landscape: Land Landschapsarchitecten

Office space design with shipping containers in Kortrijk, Belgium by FIVE AM

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Article source: FIVE AM

At the end of 2012, printing office Drukta and mailing company Formail moved into their new building. Not a new build, but a former textile company’s warehouse, spanning 4.000 sqm. For their office space, both companies were looking for a solution which needed to fit their needs and budget. At the same time, they really wanted the original and creative concept to become a proper eye-catcher, linking the office area with the machines on the workfloor – a task right up the street of interior designers Five AM in Kortrijk (Belgium).

Image Courtesy © Thomas De Bruyne

  • Architects: FIVE AM
  • Project: Office space design with shipping containers
  • Location: Kortrijk, Belgium
  • Photography: Thomas De Bruyne
  • Software used: Vectorworks and Cinema 4d
  • Client: Drukta NV + Formail bvba
  • Realisation: August 2012 – November 2012
  • Budget: 280000 €
  • Surface dimensions: 4000sgm building of which 290 sqm office space,Drukta 150sqm, Formail 75 sgm atelier 65sqm office..
  • Materials: Shipping containers (13), plywood, MDF,carpet,TLlighting
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