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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


House CM in Oedelem, Belgium by Bultynck Kindt archtitecten

Saturday, May 28th, 2016

Article source: Bultynck Kindt archtitecten

The property is located on the edge of the center of Oedelem. The spot is marked by far-views over the Flemish polders. Given the location of the plot and the purpose achieved an optimal living experience was the greatest possible contact between the house and its surroundings. The openness of the polders was extended in the plan of the house. To achieve this was left of a central volume, around which the house is organized. The volume contains all the technical and practical features such as storage, kitchen, toilet and stairs. The ground floor was as follows: the kitchen was facing east, the dining area and the lounge were implanted respectively in the south and west and the entrance is on the north side. On the floor, the bathroom is the central point around which organized the bedroom. As a result, the life follows the position of the sun throughout the day, the people experiencing the daylight time and again in a different way. The design of the volume ensures that the kitchen, dining and living room arenot one room but a succession of sequences.

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Studio Job Loft in Antwerp, Belgium by Studio job

Saturday, May 21st, 2016

Article source: Studio job

Q Is this the place where Studio Job work and live? Or there is another studio space?

A This is the place where Job works and lives.

(Nynke works and lives in the Studio Job Suite Amsterdam.)

Q Why is there only one bedroom in the loft?

A There is only need for one bedroom when Job stays in Antwerp.

Image Courtesy © Dennis Brandsma

Image Courtesy © Dennis Brandsma

  • Architects: Studio job
  • Project: Studio Job Loft
  • Location: Antwerp, Belgium
  • Photography: Dennis Brandsma


Bruyn Est in Neder-Over-Heembeek, Belgium by B612ASSOCIATES

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Article source: B612ASSOCIATES 

The project is situated on the edge of the urban on a clear transition point between the urbanistic stretch, the fringes bordering the roads, and the areas opening into the landscape: the alignement of the buildings defines the roads and the public spaces, but at times it draws back, it opens, then it spreads out to make place for the structural, open and landscaped entities. The site and brief analysis has allowed us to define the guidelines and the project objectives in order to compose a friendly and durable environment that is beneficial for the commodations and the neighbourhood.

Image Courtesy ©  B612ASSOCIATES

Image Courtesy © B612ASSOCIATES

  • Architects: B612ASSOCIATES
  • Project: Bruyn Est
  • Location: Neder-Over-Heembeek, Belgium
  • Client: The Brussels CPAS
  • Above ground area: 7033 m²
  • Gross area basement: 2125 m²
  • Site Area: 9700 m²
  • Project dates: 2008-2013
  • Phase: Provisional acceptance in 2013
  • Estimated amount of works: € 12,336,142
  • Final amount of work: € 11,582,065


Le Toison d’Or in Brussels, Belgium by UNStudio

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Article source: UNStudio

Designed for ProWinko and in collaboration with Belgian architects Jaspers-Eyers, Le Toison d’Or is a hybridisation of a traditional building-block typology and a mixed-use development with a retail podium.

Image Courtesy © Hufton+Crow

Image Courtesy © Hufton+Crow

  • Architects: UNStudio
  • Project: Le Toison d’Or
  • Location: Brussels, Belgium
  • Photography: Hufton+Crow, Eva Bloem
  • Client: TD Immo Invest BVBA, Brussels
  • UNStudio: Ben van Berkel, Gerard Loozekoot with Wesley Lanckriet, Jacques van Wijk and Hans Kooij, Tina Kortmann, Tatjana Gorbachewskaja, Philipp Meise, Jaap-Willem Kleijwegt, Marie Prunault, Tomas Mokry, Nanang Santoso, Olivier Yebra, Thomas Harms, Rene Wysk, Todd Ebeltoft, Patrick Noome, Charlotte Guyaux, Johanna Mencia, Machiel Wafelbakker, Bartek Winnicki, Aurelie Krotoff, Ondrei Kyjanek, Wendy van der Knijff
  • Belgian architect: Jaspers-Eyers Architects, Brussels (BE)
  • Realisation phase: Wesley Lanckriet, U/Define Architects
  • Structural Engineer: ABCIS Van Wetter S.A., Brussels (BE)
  • Landscape architect: Lodewijk Baljon landschapsarchitecten, Amsterdam (NL) Atelier Ruimtelijk Advies, Berchem (BE)
  • Installations: Techniplan adviseurs, Rotterdam (NL)  TDEC, Rumst (BE)
  • Building Physics and sustainability: DGMR, Arnhem (NL)
  • Cost calculation: BBN adviseurs, Houten (NL) Widnell Europe, Brussels (BE) (more…)

Contemporary Barn in Ghent, Belgium by P L O E G architecten

Friday, February 26th, 2016

Article source: P L O E G architecten

The rural area, surrounded by old farms and castles, convinced us to conceive a building  according the typology of the old fram barn of this area. So we worked with a roof pitch of 45° and bays of five meters.

Image Courtesy © Amaury Henderick

Image Courtesy © Amaury Henderick

  • Architects: P L O E G architecten
  • Project: Contemporary Barn
  • Location: Ghent, Belgium
  • Photography: Amaury Henderick
  • Landscape architect: Niels Everaerd
  • Main contractor: Gebroeders Snoeck
  • Area: 160.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Software used: Vectorworks


Lorette convent in Mechelen, Belgium by dmvA

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Article source: dmvA

Since more than 130 years, ‘Hooghuys’ is part of the the site Lorette Convent, composed of different wings surrounded by the Drabstraat, the Begijnenstraat and the Graspoort. The city block of Lorette Convent is characterised by two outer spaces, a triangular large courtyard and a more rectangular like smaller space.

Since 1989 the site was abandoned. A vacancy of more than 20 years turned the site and the Hooghuys into a ruin.

Image Courtesy © Bart Gosselin

Image Courtesy © Bart Gosselin

  • Architects: dmvA
  • Project: Lorette convent
  • Location: Drabstraat 6-10, 2800 Mechelen, Belgium
  • Photography: Bart Gosselin
  • Software used: Archicad 19
  • Principal: City Site, Van Poppel
  • General contractor: Bouwbedrijf Van Poppel nv
  • Structional engineer: Jan Van Aelst
  • Built area: Restoration Hooghuys (965 m2), Apartments and parking (3770 m2)
  • Completion: 2014



Sunday, February 14th, 2016

Article source: BURO II & ARCHI+I

A spectacular before & after

The building is located in the city centre, where the offices and social housing apartments of the Mandel used to be. The building was converted into a residential building comprising 10 spacious apartments, 2 penthouses, 9 garages and a basement. The Boterbloem project tackles the challenge of combining top class architecture with the renovation of an apartment building, situated in an exclusive location in the centre of Roeselaere, and turn it into a beautiful, contemporary architectural concept.

Image Courtesy © Hannes Verstraete

Image Courtesy © Hannes Verstraete

  • Architects: BURO II & ARCHI+I
  • Location: Roeseselare, Belgium
  • Photography: Hannes Verstraete
  • Client: Habitar bvba
  • Team: In collaboration with Ingrid Lesage Creations, Ing. Claude Labeeuw [project director], Arch. Steven Vanwildemeersch [design architect], Ir. arch. Fanny Dorme [design architect], Arch. Lorenzo Kemel [project architect]
  • Status: Handover date: 2016


Villa MQ in Tremelo, Belgium by Office O architects

Friday, February 12th, 2016

Article source: Office O architects

This spacious villa is situated in Tremelo (BE), on a large terrain surrounded by pines. The house was designed for a couple (with two children) that wanted something “special”.

While in other designs OOA’s approach is very conceptual, here we just let it flow. Taking in account the building regulations, we started sculpting the house around the desired programs, playing with the fundamental architectural elements and principles (form, space,…), taking away the usual references by using curved walls, different ceiling heights, light,…

Image Courtesy © Tim Van de Velde

Image Courtesy © Tim Van de Velde

  • Architects: Office O architects
  • Project: Villa MQ
  • Location: Tremelo, Belgium
  • Photography: Tim Van de Velde



Sunday, January 31st, 2016


What makes a weekend house? What sets it apart from any other property? Young architects GAFPA fancied to land in Wachtebeke what could be a weekend house. The project earned them aspecial mention during the recent Belgian Building Awards. The weekend house exemplifies an idiosyncratic oeuvre that ranges from staging exhibitions to landscape projects.

Image Courtesy © GAFPA

Image Courtesy © GAFPA

  • Project: Weekend House Wachtebeke
  • Location: Wachtebeke, Belgium
  • Software used: Vectorworks, photoshop
  • General contractor: VH-building
  • Outside Construction: Patrick ‘t Hooft
  • Engineer: Arthur De Roover
  • Carpentry: Lab 15
  • Area: 130m2
  • Year: 2014


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