Posts Tagged ‘Belgium’
Wednesday, October 11th, 2017
Article source: ABSCIS ARCHITECTEN
The former post office site in Aalst was a mixture of industrial buildings of the former ‘Filature du Canal’. The “Filatures& Urban Fabric(s): Masterplan stationsomgeving Aalst” masterplan, designed by the Christian Kieckens Architects, started from a site conversion, whilst keeping the main building of the former mill in the Manchester building along the Vaartstraat. The modifications to this building have been kept to a minimum because of organisational and programmatic interpretation, which corresponds with the scale of the building. The facades have been cleaned and re-pointed and equipped with new outside joinery work after its historical model. The building has been renovated on the inside also, in order for it to comply with current regulations, without however interfering with the warehouse’s authenticity.
Image Courtesy © Cafeine
- Architects: ABSCIS ARCHITECTEN
- Project: Post Office Site Conversion
- Location: Aalst, Belgium
- Photography: Cafeine
- Client: nv Postsite Aalst
- Design Team: Vereniging van Studiebureaus
- Cost: € 35.240.000 excluding VAT and fees
- Gross Area (M2): 31.000 m2 overground offices and 12.000m² underground car park
- Realization: 2009-2012
Monday, October 9th, 2017
Article source: NOTAN OFFICE
Lincoln is a 140 sqm roof extension of an apartment in an urbanized area of Brussels built by the Brussel based office NOTAN OFFICE, led by Frédéric Karam.
The new roof hosts the living area of the apartment and offers two outdoor spaces. The existing floor was transformed into a private bedroom area.
Image Courtesy © Maxime Delvaux
- Architects: NOTAN OFFICE
- Project: Lincoln Roof Extension
- Location: Uccle, Belgium
- Photography: Maxime Delvaux
Thursday, September 28th, 2017
Article source: atelier tom vanhee
Two disused protected 17th-century houses on a brewery site in the centre of Bruges were rebuilt into a family home (with existing retail and storage space).
The different window types and added rear façade are witness of successive conversions over time. The design starts from the changes the building has undergone and adds a new layer. The historical and authentic parts are kept or reconstructed and, where necessary, structurally improved. These elements (doors, fireplaces, beams, stairs) go hand in hand with new elements, and remain legible.
Image Courtesy © Filip Dujardin
- Architects: atelier tom vanhee
- Project: Renovation of protected houses
- Location: Bruges, Belgium
- Photography: Filip Dujardin
- Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 304,76m2
- Study stability: Geert Rotsaert bvba
- Design: 2012 – 2014
- Execution: 2015 – 2016
Wednesday, September 6th, 2017
Article source: ATELIER KEMPE THILL
Atelier Kempe Thill has recently won the European tender for the transformation of two apartment blocks in the Brussels district of Jette. In the closed competition five teams were involved.
The two apartment blocks are located in a hilly park – alike setting in a green urban part of the Brussels agglomeration next to sports facilities.
Image Courtesy © ATELIER KEMPE THILL
- Architects: ATELIER KEMPE THILL (Canevas, Liege)
- Project: Remodelling Florair Housing
- Location: Brussels, Belgium
- Client: SLRB – Foyer Jettois
- Structural engineering & installations: Greisch, Liège
- Adviser: Gérald Lédant, University Catholique de Louvain
Wednesday, August 30th, 2017
Article source: Philippe SAMYN and PARTNERS Architects and Engineers
The Glass Centre, Flemish Centre for Modern Art, has been constructed along the length of the “De Vryheyt” passage, right in the heart of the town of Lommel. On “Dorp” square it completes the cultural ensemble formed by the Aerts house and the regional tourist centre. In the “De Vryheyt” passage, a new glass gallery links “Dorp” square with the “De Adelberg” cultural centre and its future theatre.
Image Courtesy © Marie-Françoise PLISSART
- Architects: Philippe SAMYN and PARTNERS Architects and Engineers
- Project: The Glass Centre
- Location: Doorgang de Vryheyt, Lommel, Belgium
- Photography: Marie-Françoise Plissart, Imre Tömöri.
- Client: TOERISME LOMMEL vzw, STAD LOMMEL,
- Architecture Conception and Direction: Philippe Samyn
- Partner in charge: L. Gestels
- Associates: J.P. Buse, D. Debougnoux, S. Konincks, R. van Lammeren, M. Van Rossen
- Structural engineering: Philippe SAMYN and PARTNERS sprl with SETESCO sa (J. Schiffmann, Ph. Samyn)
- MEP engineering: Philippe SAMYN and PARTNERS sprl with FTI sa (J. Michiels, Ph. Samyn)
- Main contractor: REYNDERS B&I
- Workshop equipment: INTEGRATED GLASS SYSTEM
- Monumental lighting: MAGIC MONKEY
Friday, August 25th, 2017
Article source: Vander Velpen Architects
Dieter Vander Velpen Architects remodelled a 70’s house near the Belgian town of Leuven, to create a new kitchen and bathroom for the owners, with clean lines but a warm material palette including bronze, Walnut veneer, Travertine and Calacatta marble.
Image Courtesy © Thomas De Bruyne
- Architects: Vander Velpen Architects
- Project: BC House
- Location: Leuven, Belgium
- Photography: Thomas De Bruyne
- Software used: Autocad, Vectorworks, SketchUp
- Project Team: Dieter Vander Velpen, Hilke Baart, Hans Verelst
- Completion: 2017
Thursday, August 24th, 2017
Article source: Philippe Samyn and Partners
The Avenue Bel Horizon, typical of a number of residential districts located in the surroundings of Brussels, is bordered by houses, some isolated, some in small groups, arranged in narrow and deep plots. The one that interests us is no exception to the rule: 20 m wide along the road (to the North) and 73 m deep, with a building area limited to 11 m in width and 15 m in depth, 6 m away from the road.
Image Courtesy © Quentin OLBRECHTS
- Architects: Philippe Samyn and Partners
- Project: House of Alain Hubert
- Location: Belgium, Avenue Bel Horizon, Commune of Rhode-Saint-Genèse
- Software used: Autocad
- Photography: M-F. Plissart, Quentin OLBRECHTS
- Client: Alain Hubert
- Design Partner: Philippe Samyn
- Administrative Partners: Ghislain André and Jacques Ceyssens
- Associates: Karim AMMOR, Ambroise CREVECOEUR
- Building Services: Philippe SAMYN and PARTNERS sprl, architects & engineers
- Costs: 450 000 €
- Gross Floor Area: 300 sqm
- Completion: July 2014
Tuesday, August 8th, 2017
Article source: v2com
With their discreet joinery and invisible pivoting hinges that swivel up to 360°, the high-end interior pivot doors from Portapivot, adapt perfectly to open atmosphere interior design projects.
Portapivot 6530 XL pivoting room divider, Image Courtesy © Koen Dries
- Architects: Portapivot
- Project: B2B E-commerce store
- Location: Les Bons Villers, Belgium
- Photography: Koen Dries
Sunday, July 30th, 2017
Article source: Luc Spits Architecture
Situated in an undergrowth, this architecture interacts with its surroundings.
The new construction, accesses and approaches are the result of the physical constraints of the site.
Image Courtesy © Luc Spits Architecture
Wednesday, July 26th, 2017
Article source: INOFORMA architects
This new multipurpose hall offers a range of small and bigger spaces for the local youth. Around the main hall forms the heart of the building. Occupied for big events and concerts its walls are formed by two separated concrete walls to form a soundproof barrier. Situated Around this main hall are smaller rooms that will be used by several organizations, youth work and other local groups.
Image Courtesy © INOFORMA architects
- Architects: INOFORMA architects
- Project: Multi Purpose Hall ‘Park ter Walle’
- Location: Park ter Walle, 173 Julius en Maurits Sabbestraat, Menen, Belgium
- Client: AGB Menen
- Project size: 3573 m²
- Completion: 2017