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Charles Malis in Brussels, Belgium by LD2 architecture + Stéphanie Willocx Architecte + MAMOUT architectes

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Article source: MAMOUT architectes 

The building is located in Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, a multicultural and dense municipality situated in the north part of Brussels, Belgium

The assignment for the competition was to transform an industrial site into a local city-hall branch including a waiting room, 12 counters and administration offices. The existing building used to be part of a complex for the production of cigarettes, which has been largely demolished in the past decades. Nowadays only two volumes remain along the rue Charles Malis.

Image Courtesy © studio fiftyfifty

  • Architects: LD2 architecture + Stéphanie Willocx Architecte + MAMOUT architectes
  • Project: Charles Malis
  • Location: rue Charles Malis 40, Molenbeek-Saint-Jean 1080, Brussels, Belgium
  • Photography: studio fiftyfifty
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Client: Municipality of Molenbeek-Saint-Jean
  • Owner: Municipality of Molenbeek-Saint-Jean
  • Structure: MOBAT Engineering
  • Techniques: GTD Engineering
  • Construction Company: Gillion construct
  • Gross area: 990m²
  • Construction time: 2015-2016

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Tour & Taxis in Brussels, Belgium by Vincent Callebaut Architectures

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Article source: Vincent Callebaut Architectures

1. TOUR ET TAXIS: TOWARDS A MIXED-USE ECO-NEIGHBORHOOD

Whereas most developing countries can write their future starting from a blank slate, European cities face the challenge of transforming their built heritage to secure their energy, social and economic transition towards post-carbon, circular and interdependent urban living.

It means being determined to act as forward thinkers, and to bring our new project “Tour & Taxis” into the 21st century in terms of uses, technological progress, social innovation, and sustainable building principles. Today’s architecture is capable of implementing “energy solidarity” between a piece of architectural heritage — industrial in this case — and a contemporary project. The latter provides the necessary energy to the former by integrating renewable energies, thus limiting carbon emissions as recommended by the COP 21.

Image Courtesy © Vincent Callebaut Architectures

  • Architects: Vincent Callebaut Architectures
  • Project: Tour & Taxis
  • Location: Tour & Taxis, Brussels, Belgium
  • Client: Extensa, T&T Project S.A.
  • Program: 85 000 M² Housing (Zone B) + 50 000 M² Office + Retail + Leisure (Gare Maritime)
  • Surface Area: 135 000 M²
  • Status : W.I.P.

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TDH in Grimbergen, Belgium by i.s.m.architecten

Sunday, February 5th, 2017

Article source: i.s.m.architecten

“This freestanding family house to the north of Brussels, is situated on a plot which due to its irregular shape remained unsold for a long period of time.

The base shape of this house is an offset of this particular form.

Image Courtesy © Luis Díaz Díaz

  • Architects: i.s.m.architecten (icw Bataille & ibens,Vander Elst,Wantiez)
  • Project: TDH
  • Location: Grimbergen, Belgium
  • Photography: Luis Díaz Díaz
  • Interior architecture: i.s.m.architecten
  • Contractor: Bouwbedrijf De Hauwere
  • Structural engineering: util
  • Completion: 2014

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#48 Zero Energy in Geel, Belgium by Skilpod + UAU Collectiv

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

Article source: UAU Collectiv

The growing demand for and interest in new forms of living together inspired a Belgian entrepreneurial duo to develop the product Skilpod. A Skilpod is a mobile and modular housing construction that attaches great importance to its energetic properties but that is also always searching for progressive and diverse designs. By means of modular architecture Skilpod searches for a combination of flexibility and energy efficiency. The module is completely built and finished in the Skilpod-studio and subsequently transported and placed on the site. As a result the Skilpod is also moveable to a new location at a later time. The housing constructions are built out of a timber frame structure of CLT, Cross Laminated Timber, and fully isolated with a layer of rock wool insulation. In a Skilpod all techniques can be integrated that are used in a traditional house or office. Application of solar panels, heat pumps, ventilation systems, home automation systems etc. is possible, tailored to the user requirements.

Image Courtesy © Skilpod + UAU Collectiv

  • Architects: Skilpod + UAU Collectiv
  • Project: #48 Zero Energy
  • Location: Geel, Belgium
  • Software used: Vectorworks, Google SketchUp

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Bunga Low – low energy refurbishment of a sixties bungalow in Sint-Denijs-Westrem, Belgium by urbain architectencollectief

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

Article source: urbain architectencollectief 

In this project a solitary sixties bungalow with a gentle sloped roof was refurbished and extended.

A new clear plan was distilled from the existing, with a maximum relation with the garden.

The existing rooms on the northern facade of the bungalow were adjusted in order to form a functional strip, serving as entrance hall, bathroom, storage rooms and a private office space. The living spaces were aligned in an open space along the southern facade, benefiting from large windows that give acces to morning and afternoon terraces and the garden. Two furniture elements divide the open space: a fireplace and a kitchen cabinet.

Image Courtesy © Filip Dujardin

  • Architects: urbain architectencollectief
  • Project: Bunga Low – low energy refurbishment of a sixties bungalow
  • Location: Sint-Denijs-Westrem, Belgium
  • Photography: Filip Dujardin, Ghent, Belgium
  • Lead Architects: David Niville, David Claus, Dieter Delbaere
  • Structural engineer: Sileghem & Partners, Zwevegem, Belgium
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 240 m2
  • Completion Year: 2016

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Faculty B.E.W. Uhasselt in Belgium by Atelier Kempe Thill

Sunday, January 8th, 2017

Article source: Atelier Kempe Thill

Atelier Kempe Thill has recently won the European competition for the new faculty building of business economics of the University of Hasselt in Belgium. The faculty building will have a size of approx. 12.000 m2 and will be built on the new city campus of the University close to the medieval city centre of Hasselt in Limburg, Belgium. The new building will contain a series of flexible lecture halls and offices spaces organized around a big atrium that will function as a social condenser for the 1500 students and employees of the faculty. Next to that the building will contain a 500-seat auditorium, and a pubic restaurant that will function as a hub for the entire city campus. According to the planning the building will be opened in 2019.

Image Courtesy © Atelier Kempe Thill

Image Courtesy © Atelier Kempe Thill

  • Architects: Atelier Kempe Thill
  • Project: Faculty B.E.W. Uhasselt
  • Location: Koning Boudewijnlaan, Hasselt, Belgium
  • Client: University of Hasselt, Hasselt / Belgium
  • Co-architect: TeamvanMeer! Hasselt
  • Status: 1th prize competition 2016

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Manneriehof- Single Family Timber residence in East Cantons, Belgium by Philippe SAMYN and PARTNERS

Sunday, December 11th, 2016

Article source: Philippe SAMYN and PARTNERS

The site 

The land is situated close to a small village in the East Cantons. It runs at a steep gradient into a small valley enclosed by a wooded slope in the distance. The view is spectacular, showcasing a rural landscape. The visual and ecological quality of the site must be preserved and developed as far as possible.

Image Courtesy © Laurent BRANDAJS

Image Courtesy © Laurent BRANDAJS

  • Architects: Philippe SAMYN and PARTNERS
  • Project: Manneriehof- Single Family Timber residence
  • Location: Province of Liège, East Cantons, Belgium
  • Photography: Laurent BRANDAJS and Steven MASSART
  • Administrative Partner: Denis MELOTTE
  • Associates: E. LORAND, M. NAUDIN, S. TOURBACH, F. DEFRENNE
  • Topographical survey: De Ceuster & Associés
  • Main contractor: Maison Patze sprl.
  • Costs: 410 000 €
  • Gross Floor Area: 360 m²
  • Year: 2009 – 2012

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ETIE in Flanders, Belgium by Edouard Brunet and François Martens

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Article source: Edouard Brunet and François Martens

Attracted by the large garden and the tranquil environment of this house located a few kilometres away from Brussels, the new owners wished to carry out works to make it brighter and to open it up on the outside.

As they were ambivalent about the aesthetics of the existing house, part of the project was also to redesign the architectural expression, outside as well as inside, while keeping the original spirit. One of the childhood friends of the new owner put him in contact with architect François Martens who asked his colleague Edouard Brunet to team up with him.

Image Courtesy © Studio Dennis De Smet

Image Courtesy © Studio Dennis De Smet

  • Architects: Edouard Brunet and François Martens
  • Project: ETIE
  • Location: Flanders, Belgium
  • Photography: Studio Dennis De Smet
  • Construction companies:

    • General construction company: MATRIX PL sprl + ZUBER CONCEPT
    • Outside steelwork: ECOVITRE sprl
  • Stability engineer: MATRICHE sprl
  • Surface area: approx. 370m²
  • Year of construction: 2016

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TERWAGNE – Champ des Mottes in La Hulpe, Belgium by FORMa*

Saturday, November 26th, 2016

Article source: FORMa* 

The building zone is situated at 5 meters distance of the lateral limits. On the street side, it’s aligned on the advanced parts of the houses on the west. Its depth is 15 meters. The Garden is oriented at the north-northeast.

Designed on the basis of the volumetric language and templates already present in the « Champ », the houses merge very well in the characteristic built environment of the « Champ des Mottes ».

Image Courtesy © Georges De Kinder

Image Courtesy © Georges De Kinder

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Les Hommes in Anversa, Belgium by Piuarch

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

Article source: Piuarch

The Belgian brand LES HOMMES opens the first flagship store in Belgium in a 200sqm space in Antwerp, home town of the two creative directors Tom Notte e Bart Vandebosch.

The boutique- at 6 Arme Duivelstraat – it’s the second flagship store in Europe after the one in Milan Porta Nuova opened in 2014 and prelude an important expansion which foresees the opening of 15 new boutiques in Asia in 3 years time.

Like for Milan, the concept and the brand identity of the new boutique were developed by Piuarc, to whom the brand entrust the responsibility for the task to express in space, colours, geometries and materials the values and images that characterize its style.

Image Courtesy © Piuarch

Image Courtesy © Piuarch

  • Architects: Piuarch
  • Project: Les Hommes
  • Location: via Arme Duivelstraat 6, Anversa, Belgium
  • Client: Notte Vandebosch Milano SpA
  • Architectural design and furnishings: Piuarch. Francesco Fresa, Germán Fuenmayor, Gino Garbellini, Monica Tricario
  • Space: 200 mq
  • Year: 2016

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