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DS House in Brussels, Belgium by DWEK ARCHITECTURE + PARTNERS s.c./s.p.r.l.u.

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

Article source: DWEK ARCHITECTURE + PARTNERS s.c./s.p.r.l.u. 

Although we now think spontaneously of symmetry as being the perfect replication of two sides around a central axis, originally, to cite Vitruvius, “symmetry is a proper agreement between the members of the work itself and relation between the different parts and the whole general scheme”. There is no mention of bilateral symmetry. In Greek, summetria quite simply means “proportion” or “measure”. But since ancient times, sensible to balance and stability, mankind has built edifices that adopt the rules of bilateral symmetry: pyramids, temples, cathedrals, etc., along with vases, bifaces and steles. Yet too perfect symmetry induces boredom. Emotion leaps out from imperfections, the unforeseen and discrepancies.

Image Courtesy © Serge Anton

Image Courtesy © Serge Anton


Terraced-House Renovation in Schaerbeek, Belgium by Edouard Brunet + François Martens

Friday, November 20th, 2015

Article source: Edouard Brunet + François Martens

Taking into account the city’s urban tissue, the project is the renovation of a Brussels typical terraced-house. Originally inhabited by a single family, the house appeared too big and difficult to take care of after the children grew up and left. The owner of the house then decided to sell the last two floors to a friend, in order for him to convert them into his own appartement.

Image Courtesy © Studio Dennis De Smet

Image Courtesy © Studio Dennis De Smet

  • Architects: Edouard Brunet + François Martens
  • Project: Terraced-House Renovation
  • Location: Schaerbeek, Brussels, Belgium
  • Photography: Studio Dennis De Smet
  • Stability engineer: Jacques Dufour Ing
  • Year of construction: 2015
  • Surface area: approx. 225m²
  • General construction company: RENODAV-SEB sprl (Witold Szklarzewski)
  • Outside woodwork: ECOVITRE sprl (Karol Duchnowski)
  • Ironwork (suspended iron staircase): ESPRIT DE FER (Luc Van Massenhove)


Multisensory experience at the new Belgian railway museum Train World in Brussel by Lightemotion

Friday, October 30th, 2015

Article source: v2com

Train World, the new Belgian railway museum, opened on September 25 after ten years of work and an investment of 25 million euros. Lightemotion, creative office in Montreal, is pleased to have participated in the lighting of this new past, present and future railway showcase, which exhibits the most beautiful original pieces of the country’s history collection.

Image Courtesy © Marie-Francoise Plissart

Image Courtesy © Marie-Francoise Plissart

  • Architects: Lightemotion
  • Project: Multisensory experience at the new Belgian railway museum Train World
  • Location: Brussels, Belgium
  • Photography: Marie-Francoise Plissart



Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Article source: Neutelings Riedijk Architects

The Herman Teirlinck building is located along the canal on the site of Tour&Taxis,of the final large‐scale development locations in the heart of Brussels.This site, within walking distance of the North Station and the lively urban and historic charm of the former port area,will become a new high–‐quality green urban district with mixed functions.

Image Courtesy © A2 Studio

Image Courtesy © A2 Studio

  • Architects: Neutelings Riedijk Architects
  • Client: VAC De Meander NV
  • Surface area: 66.500 sqm
  • Start construction: July 2015
  • Expected completion: mid 2017
  • Builder: Van Laere NV Algemene Aanemingen, Zwijndrecht, Belgium


Little Willy in Brussels, Belgium by LOW architecten

Sunday, July 5th, 2015

Article source: LOW architecten


Little Willy is the name of a multifunctional complex combining a bed and breakfast, a penthouse, a shop and a restaurant.  Special about this project is the dialogue between the old and new, located on a small corner plot.  However Little Willy is more than just a striking corner building: it is part of the urban renewal that is going on for some years in the Brussels Dansaert district.

Image Courtesy © Tim Van de Velde

Image Courtesy © Tim Van de Velde

  • Architects: LOW architecten
  • Project: Little Willy
  • Location: Brussels, Belgium
  • Photography: Stijn Bollaert, Tim Van de Velde
  • Team: Stijn Cockx, Tom Hindryckx, Joris De Greef, Koen Schoukens
  • Engineer structure: Studiebureau Jan Van Aelst
  • Surface: 620m²
  • Year of construction: 2008-2013


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


urban villa in Brussels, Belgium by OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Article source: OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severe

The center of Brussels has a periphery inside. A piece of landscape, green, open, idyllic, as if it were on the fringes of the city (where it touches the forest) is to be found in the midst of it. This particular condition is easy to destroy. In order to double the surface of a seemingly freestanding house in this strangely lush environment, it was decided to elegantly underline the existence of everything there already was, to celebrate the status quo and to simultaneously make the addition disappear by making it extremely visible, making it, in a sense, the protagonist. The new addition is projected under the existing house, not adding any new volume, but effectively creating its pedestal. The pedestal turns the existing house into an exhibited object: maintained, cleaned and restored—undone of its original importance. The existing house becomes a night house, a ghost house on top of a new, excavated villa. The villa is simultaneously new and old. It is a house designed as a set of different spaces traced by columns. The column rhythm defines plan and sequence: a set of spaces which are not functionally defined. The villa presents itself as a remnant of a house; a set of tectonic elements crating different spatial hierarchies. Sometimes the spaces are open to the sky; sometimes they get their light indirectly. The structure is made of massive concrete beams and columns, measured with maximal tectonic effect. The structure is translated into a spatial idea. Concrete columns become stained wooden columns as soon as one crosses from inside to outside, effectively creating a spatial construct, a spatial sequence of hypothetical places to stay. The villa thus exists in the green island that is maintained by its very existence, a conscious contribution to an urban tissue on the verge of extinction.

Image Courtesy © Bas Princen

Image Courtesy © Bas Princen

  • Architects: OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen
  • Project: Urban villa
  • Location: Brussels, Belgium
  • Photography:  Bas Princen
  • Collaborators: Steven Bosmans, Ir. Architect Jan Lenaerts, Architect Bert Rogiers, ir. Architect Anna Andrich, Architect Samuel Genet, Architect Inga Karen Traustadottir, Architect Nenad Duric, Architect Ronan Murray, Architect Alexandra Paritzky, Architect Jacopo Lugli, Architect Yuichiro Onuma, Architect 33
  • Under construction: 2009 – (2012)
  • Budget: EUR 750 000
  • Surface: 480 m²


Parlement Francophone Bruxellois in Brussels, Belgium by SKOPE

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Article source: SKOPE

The new program includes: the seat of Brussels Parliament (PFB : French speaking part) and the restoration of the former Postal Relay (Renaissance 1694) as a polyvalent space. It would have been risky to chose the easy way by the creation of a mimetic building right wing of The Parliament or propose a dissonant solution with a draft bill only contemporary. Skope’s approach was different; inspired by the history of the place while assuming contemporary issues.

Image Courtesy © GEORGES DE KINDER

Image Courtesy © GEORGES DE KINDER

  • Architects: SKOPE
  • Project: Parlement Francophone Bruxellois
  • Location: Brussels, Belgium
  • Photography: GEORGES DE KINDER
  • In collaboration with: COOPARCH-R.U., Paradise Architecture (Voronoïds), Bham Studio (Interior)
  • YEAR: 2013


TELEX BUILDING in Brussels, Belgium by Crepain Binst Architecture nv

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Article source: Crepain Binst Architecture nv

One of the most innovative office buildings designed by architect Leon Stynen is located above the underground north-south railway connection in the heart of Brussels. When this building was completed in 1958, it was a technological tour de force, but 50 years later, it needs some adjustments.

Image Courtesy © Crepain Binst Architecture nv

  • Architects: Crepain Binst Architecture nv
  • Location: Brussels, Belgium
  • Photography: Crepain Binst Architecture nv
  • Proprietor: BEFIMMO NV
  • Collaborator: Melissa Janssens
  • Stability: Establis
  • Engineering: Interbuild
  • Acoustics: Studiebureau Venac BVBA
  • General contractor: Interbuild
  • Start design: 20.09.2006
  • Start execution: 05.12.2008
  • Temporary completion: march 2011
  • Site: 4.395 m2
  • Total: 20.624 m2
  • Office space m²: 17.140 m2
  • Environmental construction: m²: 1.855 m2
  • Aantal, m2 appartments: – m2
  • Number of parking spaces: 53

OPENING OF SIBLINGSFACTORY in Brussels, Belgium by JDS architects

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Article source: JDS architects

JDS invites you to join Siblingsfactory for the opening of their new concept store in downtown Brussels today!  We’re excited to have designed this new space in the heart of Brussels.

The store’s opening will be paired with the 100th anniversary of Le Mont Saint Michel.

Image Courtesy © JDS architects

  • Architects: JDS architects
  • Location: Brussels, Belgium
  • Software used: Autocad, Rhino, 3ds max and photoshop
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