Posts Tagged ‘Belgium’
Wednesday, January 15th, 2014
Article source: OKRA Landscape Architects
Water in Historic City Centres’ has Mechelen as its proving ground
The first project for the ‘Water in Historic City Centres’ (WIHCC) project has been completed in Mechelen, Belgium. The Melaan, a tributary of the Dijle river, has been excavated and newly landscaped in the old city centre of Mechelen.
WIHCC is a European collaborative project between the cities of Breda (NL), ‘s-Hertogenbosch (NL), Gent (B), Mechelen (B) Chester (UK) and Limerick (IE). The project was set up within the framework of the European Interreg (Interregional Cooperation Programme) for North-West Europe (NWE). The project has roughly reached its halfway stage: the opening conference took place in November 2003, and the closing event is planned for November 2007 in Breda.
Image Courtesy © OKRA Landscape Architects
- Organisation and Supervision: City of Mechelen
- Specifications and Supervision: ARA, Spatial Advice Workshop
- Contractor: Interplant n.v.
Sunday, December 15th, 2013
Article source: BC Architects
A renovation extension of an existing farmhouse, with a new living and kitchen area.
Client Sander and Mieke want to build their home themselves with ecologic principles and a healthy and easy construction process. Sander, a forest manager, has thorough knowledge of wood. This made us choose wood as a principle building material for their home. A timber frame structure is isolated with recycled newsprint and finished with a planking of oak that Sander chose himself from within the forest.
Image Courtesy © BC Architects
- Architects: BC Architects
- Project: Mieke & Sander’s house
- Location: Boutersem, Belgium
- Client: Mieke Michels & Sander Jansens
- Cooperation: Hanne Eckelmans
- Budget: 150.000 € excl. VAT
- Surface: 305 m2
- Concept: 2011
- Status: In construction
Tuesday, December 10th, 2013
Article source: Atelier Kempe Thill
Recently the building process has been started for the new smart grid research laboratory and education centre “energyville” for the Catholic University of Leuven at the campus in Genk-Waterschei. The building has a size of 15.000m2 and is set-up as a generous and super flexible structure based on C2C principles. The new building will be Flanders’ most sustainable building in terms of energy-use, is CO-2 neutral and will achieve a BREEAM Excellent label.
Image Courtesy © Atelier Kempe Thill
- Architects:Atelier Kempe Thill
- Project: START BUILDING PROCESS SMART GRID LABORATORY “ENERGYVILLE”
- Location: GENK, BELGIUM
- Client: KU Leuven, Belgium
- Program: laboratory and parking garage
- Co-architect: architecture office Osar Antwerp
Wednesday, November 27th, 2013
Article source: Studio Farris Architects
Studio Farris Architects was commissioned to convert both house and stables of an 18th century farm located in Lennik, a small town in an agricultural area close to Brussels, into a single family house.
The family’s wish was to get as much natural light as possible to enter the house while maintaining its authentic charm.
Image Courtesy © Johan Jacobs
- Architects: Studio Farris Architects
- Project: Farmhouse
- Location: Lennik, Belgium
- Photography: Johan Jacobs, Tim Van de Velde
Tuesday, November 12th, 2013
Article source: AND’ROL architecture
DESCRIPTION by the architects
The plot’s particularities are on the one hand its perturbing position close to a steep rock slope, and on the other hand its small depth and its unusual longitudinal orientation parallel to the street.
Starting point for the young Belgian architects were traces of a nearby former stronghold. The main design element consists of an enclosing wall with a recessed rising part, to which the modest and sober main house nestles and adapts. A second shallow volume that houses a large number of storage spaces is also located behind the wall.
Image Courtesy © Georg Schmidthals
- Architects: AND’ROL architecture
- Project: WALL HOUSE
- Location: Near Brussels, Belgium
- Photography: Georg Schmidthals
- Type: Single Family
- Client: Private
- Habitable surface: 138m2
- Completion: July 2013
- Energy: low energy standard
- Flooring: Sleek concrete screed
- Stairs: beech wood
- Lighting: Foscarini, Modular, Philips
Saturday, November 2nd, 2013
Article source: BURO II & ARCHI+I
In an ingenious way – the introduction of a ‘light street’ – this renovation project adds new life, light and space to this deep and dark former offi ce building. This indoor street is the walkway for all reception functions, as well as the supporting element of this energetic concept.
Image Courtesy © Klaas Verdru
- Architects: BURO II & ARCHI+I
- Project: ADMINISTRATIVE CENTRE
- Location: ZWEVEGEM, Belgium
- Photography: Klaas Verdru
- Client: Municipal Zwevegem
- EXÉCUTION: SILEGHEM & PARTNERS
- ECOLOGICAL ASPECT: ESTER
- Project director: Claude Labeeuw
- Design architect: Arch. Steven Vanwildemeersch
- Interior architect: Int. arch. Bart Decloedt
- Specified execution term: implementation by Sileghem & Partners
- Actual execution term: implementation by Sileghem & Partners
- Area surface: Land use of the building:
- Gross floor area: 5.262 m²
Energy Performance [EPB]
- E level: E30 – K level: K24
- Originally estimated budget: € 3.758.491,75
- Contracted budget: € 5 678 645,23
- Closed shell construction: Detrac nv
- Walls, ceilings and interior joinery: Bekaert Building Company nv
- Floors, chape and patch work: Dé-bouw nv
- Fixed furniture: De Grande Projects nv
- Sanitary, HVAC: Develtere Chauffage nv
- Electricity and data: Bryon nv
- Lifts: Coopman Liften nv
- Painting, curtains and signalisation: Van De Kerkhof bvba
- Surroundings: Tuinen Descamps bvba
Wednesday, October 9th, 2013
Article source: dmvA Architecten
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. It was not his dream house but because of its marvellous location and the south orientated garden, he decided to buy it.
Image Courtesy © Frederik Vercruysse
- Architects: dmvA Architecten
- Project: House LS
- Location: Wemmel, Belgium
- Photography: Frederik Vercruysse
- Principal: Mr. and mrs. Spittaels – Labeeuw
- Team: David Driesen, Tom Verschueren, Katrien Geerinckx, Gregory Chapelle
- General contractor: BATI bvba
- Structural engineer: ASB
- Built area: extension 50 m2
- Completion: 2011
Friday, October 4th, 2013
Article source: Ney&Partners
Design and complete analysis of the architecture and the stability.
The Smedenpoort, a historical gateway to the city of Bruges from the 13th-14th century, is in its current state to narrow to organize a fluid traffic of cars, pedestrians and cyclists. The city of Bruges decided in concertation with the Commission of Monuments and Landscapes to add new footbridges on the both sides of the existing building.
Image Courtesy © A. Trellu – Ney&Partners
- Architects: Ney&Partners
- Project: Smedenpoort
- Location: Bruges, Belgium
- Photography: A. Trellu – Ney&Partners
- Engineering design: 2009-2010
- Construction: 2011-2012
- Client: City of Bruges
- Site: B-Bruges
- Dimensions: 60 m
- State: Completed
Friday, October 4th, 2013
Article source: OYO – Open Y Office
This OYO story takes you to Herent, where the extension of a private residence captures its surroundings. The inhabitants wanted an extension that was flexible enough to be transformed in time to a separate unite with its own bed- and bathroom. OYO emphasized the contrast between the new shape and the old volume, which used to be an post office.
Image Courtesy © Tom Janssens
- Architects: OYO – Open Y Office
- Project: House WIVA
- Location: Herent, Belgium
- Photography: Tom Janssens
- Type: Single family house extension
- Area: House extension 110 m2
- Year: 2010
Thursday, September 26th, 2013
Article source: Christian de Portzamparc
Fanny Rodwell wanted to create a museum intended for the work of her husband, Hergé, the Belgian creator of The Adventures of Tintin. Christian de Portzamparc designed it as strong architecture, space of surprises, events and colors. The route is an almost narrative sequence, prolonging the art of the « ligne claire » style and the color, in a space-tribute in the invention of Hergé and in the comic strip. Joost Swarte realized the museography inside rooms, which is not shown here.
Image Courtesy © Nicolas BOREL
- Architects: Christian de Portzamparc
- Project: Herge Museum
- Location: Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
- Photography: Nicolas BOREL, Christian de Portzamparc, Steve MUREZ
- PROGRAM: Cultural facilities accommodating a museum dedicated to Hergé, as well as permanent and temporary exhibitions areas, a video projection room, a cafeteria, shops, studios, storehouses and administrative premises.
- CLIENT: La Croix de l’Aigle SA, Fanny et Nick Rodwell, Studios Hergé
- Client representatives: INCA – Walter de Toffol
- MUSEOGRAPHY: Joost Swarte
- LANDSCAPE DESIGNER: Jacques Wirtz
- SURFACE: 3,600 sq.m.