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Renovation & extension of a holiday house in Villers-en- Fagne, Belgium by Dehullu Architecten

Sunday, June 7th, 2015

Article source: Dehullu Architecten

The quality of the existing dwelling consists not only of the building itself, but also of the surroundings and orientation.  On renovating the existing building the architects worked with local materials to stay as close as possible to the original design.  Logically the main living room was relocated in an extension oriented on the beautiful surroundings of the small and rural town of Villers-en-Fagne.  This extension was conceived  in a delicate and quite sober structure.  The living area is suspended between the two slabs of roof and floor.  The connection with the terrace and the green and hilly  surroundings is optimized for a relaxing and enjoyable stay.

Image Courtesy © Dehullu Architecten

Image Courtesy © Dehullu Architecten

  • Architects: Dehullu Architecten
  • Project: Renovation & extension of a holiday house 
  • Location: Villers-en- Fagne, Belgium
  • Client: Private
  • Condition before modification: An old stable / ‘farm house’ in very poor quality
  • Meausures: Main building : 15,35m x 9m
  • Extension: Aluminium, glazing K 1,0 W/m²K
  • Original building: Wooden windows, glazing K 1,0 W/m²K
  • Surface: before: 210 m² – after 240 m²
  • Year of construction: 2011-2012

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Matryoshka in Antwerp, Belgium by Burobill

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Article source: Burobill

Two small make one big.
This playful city house consists of a new wooden home built inside the existing brick framework of the old house.
The client bought the house next to his existing home to expand the amount of square meters to live in and to realize a carport to shelter their car, since parking space is rare in the city.

Image Courtesy © Stijn Bollaert

Image Courtesy © Stijn Bollaert

  • Architects: Burobill
  • Project: Matryoshka
  • Location: Antwerp, Belgium
  • Photography: Stijn Bollaert
  • Software used: Sketchup, Autocad
  • Project architect: Peggy Geens
  • Main contractor: PVB
  • Gross building volume: 270 m3
  • Gross floor surface: 90 m2
  • Start construction: April 2011
  • Completion: August 2012

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T2 Campus in Belgium by ATELIER KEMPE THILL

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

Article source: ATELIER KEMPE THILL

The team Atelier Kempe Thill (Rotterdam) – osar (Antwerp) has recently won the international competition for the new education centre T2-campus at the former mining site Waterschei, nowadays known as ‘Thor park’ in Genk, Belgium. The new school building will be used by Syntra Limburg, VDAB Limburg and the city of Genk.

Image Courtesy © ATELIER KEMPE THILL

Image Courtesy © ATELIER KEMPE THILL

  • Architects: ATELIER KEMPE THILL 
  • Project: T2 campus
  • Location: Thor park Genk, Belgium
  • Client: VDAB, Syntra and the City of Genk, Belgium
  • Team architects: Rotterdam / The Netherlands, Osar Antwerp / Belgium

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Nekkerpool in Mechelen, Belgium by VenhoevenCS architecture+urbanism

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

Article source: VenhoevenCS architecture+urbanism 

Sports and recreation centre Nekkerpool (serving the province of Antwerp in Belgium) offers a range of indoor and outdoor activities, and the addition of a swimming pool to the programme will make the package even more complete. The architects challenge was to seize the opportunity to give the Nekker recreation centre as a whole a facelift, in addition to designing a modern and sustainable swimming pool. The site revolves around the new entrance area, where a pedestrian bridge makes the connection between the existing and new complex.

Image Courtesy © Filip Dujardin

Image Courtesy © Filip Dujardin

  • Architects: VenhoevenCS architecture+urbanism 
  • Project: Nekkerpool
  • Location: Nekkerspoel-Borcht, Mechelen, Belgium
  • Photography: Filip Dujardin
  • Program: New construction of swimming pool complex to be added to existing sports complex with   competition pool, instruction pool, special needs pool, gallery, dining facilities, playground and free-standing entrance pavilion. Complete renovation of existing dining (including some new construction) and kitchen areas. New construction of outdoor space including recreational water elements.
  • Assignment: Construction management, PD, FD, specifications, working drawings, aesthetic management, main contracting, after-sales
  • Client: Province of Antwerp, Infrastructure Department
  • Team: Ton Venhoeven, Manfred Wansink, Maarten Bax, Jos-Willem van Oorschot, Gabriel Boutsema, Wouter de Haas, Niels Boswinkel, Eelco Bergman, Roland Herpel (more…)

“AVEK – House in a garden park” in Belgium by DEVOLDERarchitecten

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Article source: DEVOLDERarchitecten

House in a garden park:

A modern dwelling in a garden park in the middle of a city in Belgium: The house gradually appears as the visitor approaches over a winding path through a park filled with old trees. In the end, a particularly harmonious white volume reveals itself.

Image Courtesy © At Home Publishers & Abet Laminati

Image Courtesy © At Home Publishers & Abet Laminati

  • Architects: DEVOLDERarchitecten
  • Project: AVEK – House in a garden park
  • Location: Belgium, South-West-Flanders area
  • Photography: At Home Publishers & Abet Laminati
  • Collaborators: Structural Engineering: COBE consultants building & engineering
  • Year: 2011 – 2012

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Section in Hoogstraten, Belgium by Burobill

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Article source: Burobill

Architecture and music share a mathematical principle : the golden section.This principle is used to arrange and order the existing house as a spine running through it.The music room was designed and constructed from scratch using the golden section as a tool to design the facades, the plan, the height of the ceiling, the section of the beams etcetera…All elements of the music chamber are generated by the same principle.

Image Courtesy © Nick Van Goubergen

Image Courtesy © Nick Van Goubergen

  • Architects: Burobill
  • Project: Section
  • Location: Hoogstraten, Belgium
  • Photography: Nick Van Goubergen
  • Year of completion: 2012
  • Software used: Sketchup, Autocad, Vectorworks

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CHILD DAY CARE CENTRE in Brussel, Belgium by BUROBILL & ZAmpone architectuur

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Article source: BUROBILL & ZAmpone architectuur

This Child Day Care Center will house 68 children in the center of Brussels. There is limited space available in this building block that also hosts 3 schools, a music academy, after-school care & many more organizations to guide children from the day they enter into Day Care till the day leave school at the age of 18. This project is situated on the first floor of an existing building block. In order to get on this floor there is a concrete path to guide children and parents to the entrance. The same vocabulary of concrete curves is repeated in the terrace on the second floor that serves as external playground for the 68 children of the Day Care Center. In order to limit the weight of the concrete construction a system of modulation of supporting beams of the concrete terrace was designed. This project has been awarded the price of sustainable exemplary building project of the city of Brussels – year 2013 because it is designed to be a very low energy consuming renovation/extension of an existing building.

Image Courtesy © Filip Dujardin

Image Courtesy © Filip Dujardin

  • Architects: BUROBILL & ZAmpone architectuur
  • Project: CHILD DAY CARE CENTRE
  • Location: 1000 Brussel, Nieuwland 194, Belgium
  • Photography: Filip Dujardin
  • Software used: Sketch up & Autocad
  • Client: vzw Kinderdagverblijf Lutgardisschool Elsene
  • Design / execution: 2013 / 2015
  • Floor area surface 1407 m²
  • Budget: € 2.003.226 excl. VAT and fees
  • Artwork: Benoît van Innis
  • Partners
    • Contractor: Ibo nv , Heffen
    • Structural engineer: Util bvba , Schaarbeek
    • Technical engineer: Arcade & Beco , Kontich

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Viewing tower Lommel in Belgium by Ateliereen Architecten

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

Article source: Ateliereen Architecten

For the municipality of Lommel, Ateliereen designed a thirty meters high observation tower in co-operation with the Belgian architecture studio MaMu Architects. The ‘Lommelse Sahara’ is characterized by sand dunes and surrounded by pine trees. It is a very popular nature reserve mainly used for walking and relaxation.

Image Courtesy © Ateliereen Architecten

Image Courtesy © Ateliereen Architecten

  • Architects: Ateliereen Architecten, In co-operation with MaMu Architects (Hasselt, B)
  • Project: Viewing tower Lommel
  • Location: Lommel, Belgium
  • Client: Municipality of Lommel (B)
  • Building contractor: Kametal bvba (Halen, B)
  • Structural engineering: AB-associates (Hasselt, B)

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BLANCO OOSTDUINKERKE RESIDENCE in the dunes, Belgium by BURO II & ARCHI+I

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Article source: BURO II & ARCHI+I

The design of these two multi-storey properties respects the scale of the adjacent residential centre.
Both buildings are able to optimally integrate in the landscape as a result of their underground garage and the planting of dune grasses.

Image Courtesy © Bart Heijnens

Image Courtesy © Bart Heijnens

  • Architects: BURO II & ARCHI+I
  • Project: BLANCO OOSTDUINKERKE RESIDENCE
  • Location: the dunes, Belgium
  • Interior architecture: Frederic Kielemoes
  • Project management: Hectaar nv
  • Structural conception: BM Engineering
  • Structural work: Jean-Marc Deprez
  • Safety coordination + EPB reporting: ac coördinatie gcv

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Nursery “Pluchke” in Brussels, Belgium by ZAmpone architectuur

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Article source: ZAmpone architectuur

The projects’ brief consisted off the increase of capacity of the existing daycare center in urban context of 35 to 75 child places. The existing daycare center was housed in a decrepit church. ZAmpone chooses to demolish and start with a new build.

Image Courtesy © Tim Van de Velde

Image Courtesy © Tim Van de Velde

  • Architects: ZAmpone architectuur
  • Project: Nursery “Pluchke”
  • Location: Horzelstraat 28/4, 1180 Ukkel, Belgium
  • Photography: Tim Van de Velde
  • Client: vzw kind- en jeugdzorg Ukkel-Caelevoet
  • Artwork: Moos gallery
  • Partners: 
    • Contractor: DSV nv
    • Structural engineer: Jo Deflander bvba
    • Technical engineer: AA&O nv
  • Floor area surface: 1200 m²
  • Budget: € 2.035.000 excl. VAT and fees
  • Procurement: competition
  • Design/execution: 2007 / 2014

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