Posts Tagged ‘Belgium’
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
- 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
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
- 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
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
- Architects: Atelier Kempe Thill
- Project: Wintergarden Housing
- Location: Antwerp Nieuw-Zuid, Belgium
- Photography: Ulrich Schwarz
- Client: Triple Living Antwerp
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
- Architects: Axel Devroe
- Project: Reconversion in Ghent
- Location: Ghent, Belgium
- Photography: Axel Devroe
- Area: 380 m2
- Construction year: 2004
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
- 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
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
- 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
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
- 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
- Jaspers-Eyers Architects (architecte)
- VK Engineering (ingénieurs)
- Cordeel (entrepreneur général)
- Budget: € 50 000 000
- Timetable: 2011-2016
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
- 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
- Site: 8 hectares
- Floor area: 100 square meters
- Status: Completed in January 2016
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.
Image Courtesy © studiowunderkammer.be
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
- Architects: Studio job
- Project: Studio Job Loft
- Location: Antwerp, Belgium
- Photography: Dennis Brandsma