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The Botanic Center Bloom in Brussels, Belgium by Vincent Callebaut Architectures

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

Article source: Vincent Callebaut Architectures 

INTRODUCING METAMORPHOSIS & ENERGY SOLIDARITY

Metamorphosis means the transformation of the caterpillar into a butterfly.

Metamorphosis doesn’t mean eradicating the past, but rather integrating the best of the past into our future.

Metamorphosis means privileging writing a story over another.

Image Courtesy © Vincent Callebaut Architectures

Image Courtesy © Vincent Callebaut Architectures

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Villa CD -Tableland in Oostduinkerke, Belgium by OOA | Office O architects

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

Article source: OOA | Office O architects

The house is situated in a residential allotment with “bungalow” houses from the early sixties, surrounded by dunes, not far from the Belgian seaside.

To bring the house into accordance with the surrounding houses and the enviroment and to answer to the building regulations, the design of the house was inspired by the bungalow typology. At first glance it looks like a single storey house.

Image Courtesy © Tim Van de Velde

Image Courtesy © Tim Van de Velde

  • Architects: OOA | Office O architects
  • Project: Villa CD -Tableland
  • Location: Oostduinkerke, Belgium
  • Photography: Tim Van de Velde
  • Head designer: Magalie Munters
  • Project architect: Hugo Crombez
  • Project period: 2011 – 2015

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Renovation Of 150 Housing Units – Le Foyer Bruxellois in Brussels, Belgium by Philippe SAMYN and PARTNERS

Sunday, September 18th, 2016

Article source: Philippe SAMYN and PARTNERS

The 6 buildings in the Minimes neighbourhood were designed in 1954 by architects and urban planners from the Alpha group. The architectural composition of these social housing units is elegant and the buildings were erected with great care.

Still, time has left its mark. The thermal insulation needs improving, and it is also important to equip all units with decent sanitary facilities.

Special care has been taken to respect the great simplicity and harmony of the existing buildings.

Image Courtesy © Bernard BOCCARA

Image Courtesy © Bernard BOCCARA

  • Architects: Philippe SAMYN and PARTNERS (André CHARON and Quentin OLBRECHTS)
  • Project: Renovation Of 150 Housing Units – Le Foyer Bruxellois
  • Location: Rue des Minimes, n° 107 to 137 and rue Notre Dame des Grâces, n° 3. 1000 Brussels, Belgium
  • Photography: Marie-Françoise PLISSART, Bernard BOCCARA
  • Client: BELIRIS – SPF Mobilité et Transport, S.C. Le Foyer Bruxellois
  • Building services: Philippe SAMYN and PARTNERS sprl, architects & engineers with FTI sa (A. Janssens, J. Michiels, Ph. Samyn)
  • Structural engineering: Philippe SAMYN and PARTNERS sprl, architects & engineers with SETESCO sa (J. Schiffmann, Ph. Samyn, L. Sottiaux, M. Veraart)
  • Monitoring office: SECO scrl
  • Safety coordinator: H&S Consulting
  • General contractor: BAM Galère
  • Area: 12552 sqm
  • Year: 2001-2012

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Bibliotheek Zoersel in Belgium by OMEGEVING Architecture

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

Article source: OMEGEVING Architecture

The rehabilitation of the site ‘Pleintje’ in Zoersel, where the new library was built, made part of a broader public competition with the aim of revitalizing the entire central area of the town. Standing as a symbol of the town’s ambitions for the entire development, the first step was to construct the public library, located at the town’s square.

Image Courtesy © Yannick Milpas

Image Courtesy © Yannick Milpas

  • Architects: OMEGEVING Architecture
  • Project: Bibliotheek Zoersel
  • Location: Dorp 50, 2980 Zoersel, Belgium
  • Photography: Yannick Milpas
  • Client: De Linde Vastgoed nv under the commission of the Municipality of Zoersel
  • Interior & furniture design: OMGEVING Architecture
  • Architectural project team: Evy Depauw, Karol Grygolec, Kaat Balcaen, Tristan Verleyen, Otsoe Verdonckt
  • Landscape project team: Luc Wallays, Peter Seynaeve, Koen Moelants, Steven Petit
  • Civil Engineers: Arcadis
  • Contractor: Van Roey nv
  • Construction period: August 2013 – November 2014

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Wintergarden Housing in Antwerp Nieuw-Zuid, Belgium by Atelier Kempe Thill

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Article source: Atelier Kempe Thill

In the next decade the new city quarter “Antwerp Nieuw-Zuid” will be realized along the river Schelde in the Southwest of Antwerp as a high-quality extension of the historic city centre.

Recently as one of the first realizations a eco-housing project by Atelier Kempe Thill has been finished.

The housing project contains 32 flexible wintergarden apartments and commercial spaces on the ground floor built on a collective parking garage.

Image Courtesy © Ulrich Schwarz

Image Courtesy © Ulrich Schwarz

  • Architects: Atelier Kempe Thill
  • Project: Wintergarden Housing
  • Location: Antwerp Nieuw-Zuid, Belgium
  • Photography: Ulrich Schwarz
  • Client: Triple Living Antwerp

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Reconversion in Ghent, Belgium by Axel Devroe

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Article source: Axel Devroe

About the site:

It all started when three friends bought an abandoned industrial lot that was in a terrible condition, but had an exceptional potential for transformation.

Situated in the middle of a city-block in the dense, historic center of Ghent, the L-shaped lot is surrounded by back gardens and townhouses.

The existing buildings were divided into three houses. Between each new dwelling small patches were scooped out of the buildings, making room for enclosed private gardens with a distinctive urban feel.

Image Courtesy © Axel Devroe

Image Courtesy © Axel Devroe

  • Architects: Axel Devroe
  • Project: Reconversion in Ghent
  • Location: Ghent, Belgium
  • Photography: Axel Devroe
  • Area: 380 m2
  • Construction year: 2004

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Library & Academy for Performing Arts Pupillensite in Aalst, Belgium by KAAN Architecten

Friday, July 15th, 2016

Article source: KAAN Architecten

The new complex for the municipal library and the Academy for Performing Arts in the heart of the Flemish city of Aalst will have a lively, urban character. It may sound contradictory, but precisely because the plan of the design by KAAN Architecten is functional, the result is a certain spatial freedom that enriches the experience of the building. The complex, situated on the corner of Oude Graanmarkt and Esplanadestraat, will be completed in 2018 – a century on from the end of World War I.

Image Courtesy © EdiT, KAAN Architecten

Image Courtesy © EdiT, KAAN Architecten

  • Architects: KAAN Architecten
  • Project: Library & Academy for Performing Arts Pupillensite
  • Location: Graanmarkt 4, 9300 Aalst, Belgium
  • Photography: EdiT, KAAN Architecten
  • Software used: Autodesk AutoCAD, Adobe Suite, and Rhinoceros
  • Client: Autonoom Gemeentebedrijf Stadsontwikkeling Aalst (AGSA)
  • Project team: Bas Barendse, Tjerk de Boer, Sebastiaan Buitenhuis, Sebastian van Damme, Raluca Firicel, Narine yulkhasyan, Joost Harteveld, Martina Margini, Giuseppe Mazzaglia, Kevin Park
  • Main contractor: Groep Van Roey NV
  • Advisor construction: UTIL Struktuurstudies
  • Advisor installation: Studiebureau R. Boydens NV
  • Advisor fire control and acoustics: ABT
  • Advisor sustainability: Studiebureau R. Boydens NV
  • GFA: 8.500 sqm
  • Design: 2016

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School of Arts KDG in Antwerp, Belgium by Atelier Kempe Thill

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

Article source: Atelier Kempe Thill

Atelier Kempe Thill has recently won the European competition for the transformation and extension of the new arts campus of the Karel de Grote Hogeschool in Antwerp. The new university building in the Van Schoonbekestraat will provide space for 600 students and staff for three academic masters courses in visual arts (graphic design, jewelery design – goldsmith, and art ) and a professional bachelor education in photography. The opening of the new building is scheduled for September 2018 . The existing sister school of the 50s will be transformed according to the needs of the new arts campus and partially demolished. On the east side of the complex a new flexible studio house is realized. In this building there is space for large studios, modern workshops and an exhibition hall of the college.

Image Courtesy © Atelier Kempe Thill

Image Courtesy © Atelier Kempe Thill

  • Architects: Atelier Kempe Thill
  • Project: School of Arts KDG
  • Location: Van Schoonbekestraat 143, Antwerp, Belgium
  • Client: Karel de Grote Hogeschool Antwerp / Belgium
  • Status: 1th prize competition 2016

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Barco one Campus in Kennedypark Kortrijk, Belgium by Jaspers-Eyers Architects

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Article source: Jaspers-Eyers Architects

Technology giant Barco officially moves into its new Kortrijk campus. The new headquarters, ‘The Circle’, is the crowning jewel. The circular, transparent icon takes centre stage on the campus, with the goal of connecting the Barco employees and visitors with each other. Jean‐Michel Jaspers, CEO at Jaspers‐Eyers: “The building just is really dynamic, and gives Barco the appearance it deserves.”

 Image Courtesy © Cordeel

Image Courtesy © Cordeel

  • Architects: Jaspers-Eyers Architects
  • Project: Barco one Campus
  • Location: Kennedypark Kortrijk, Belgium
  • Photography: Cordeel, P. Van Gelooven, K. Verdru and J.M. Byl_MAQ
  • Software used: Autocad, 3D Studio, Revit architecture
  • Client: BARCO
  • Team: 
    • Jaspers-Eyers Architects (architecte)
    • VK Engineering (ingénieurs)
    • Cordeel (entrepreneur général)
  • Budget: € 50 000 000
  • Timetable: 2011-2016

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A stable turned into an office in West Flanders, Belgium by Studio Farris Architects

Saturday, June 11th, 2016

Article source: Image MEDIA AGENCY

Studio Farris Architects transformed a small barn, part of a farm complex with several buildings, into an office space with meeting room, library, office desks and a resting/reading area.

The owner wanted to have a small office detached from his house so he would be able to work from home at times. The stable was no more in use so he decided to use it as his home-office.

Image Courtesy © Koen Van Damm

Image Courtesy © Koen Van Damm

  • Architects: Studio Farris Architects
  • Project: A stable turned into an office
  • Location: West Flanders, Belgium
  • Photography: Koen Van Damm
  • Contractor: Vooruitzicht – Art
  • Structural engineering: Brosens
  • Size:
    • Site: 8 hectares
    • Floor area: 100 square meters
  • Status: Completed in January 2016

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