Forest house of stone and glass is reflected back in water

A stone-clad house in woodland close to Antwerp by DDM Architectuur features an indoor pool and a double-height music room overlooking a pond. Called House Bras after its location in the municipality of Braschaat, DDM Architectuur clad the home with slabs of Muschelkalk stone, so it sits like a boulder among the trees. A pond […]

Garden Room by Indra Janda features translucent white walls

Belgian architect Indra Janda has used translucent polycarbonate shingles to create a garden room at her parent’s home. The young architect, co-founder of Atelier Janda Vanderghote, designed the small building to replace another on the brink of collapse. Simply named Garden Room, it creates a space for dining or relaxation in the garden of the […]

Carmody Groarke to create extension to Design Museum Gent

Carmody Groarke, RE-ST and TRANS Architectuur Stedenbouw have designed an extension to the design museum in Ghent, Belgium, which will form a link between its existing galleries. Named DING – Design in Ghent, the addition is hoped to improve circulation and provide additional exhibition space at Design Museum Gent, which currently comprises three individual buildings. Designed […]

Pink concrete staircase connects colourful floors of Belgian school

A pink concrete staircase, gabled roofs and brightly coloured walls define a school with in Zarren, Belgium, designed by architecture studio Felt. The studio won the competition to design the school, which sits alongside a 1920s nursery close to Zarren’s town centre, in 2014. Classrooms sit in the western wing, directed towards the playground, which […]

TC Plus opens up family home to be shared by the whole neighbourhood

A series of curtains create fluid boundaries between the spaces of this laboratory for communal living in Belgium, which has opened up a family home to be shared by the surrounding neighbourhood. Designed by TC Plus, the house called G-LAB was the result of doctoral research into how new “strong places” for societies and communities can […]

Graux & Baeyens builds studio for Belgian artist Stief Desmet

Belgian studio Graux & Baeyens Architecten has used “sober but brutal” materials to create a new atelier for painter and sculpture Stief Desmet. Desmet already had one studio on his rural property in East Flanders, but it was too small to accommodate larger sculptures. Graux & Baeyens designed his new space, Studio SDS, in the […]

Perkins+Will designs “future-proof” European Commission offices

The London studio of Perkins+Will, working with Madrid-based architecture studio Rafael de La-Hoz, has won the competition to design the European Commission offices in Brussels. Together with German landscape architects Latz + Partner, and Spanish engineering consultants TYPSA, they will build an office complex that can house 5,250 people in the Belgian capital’s European Quarter. The consortium’s design […]

WE-S Architecten adds diagonal brick extension to Belgian bungalow

A long, thin extension clad in bricks by WE-S Architecten cuts diagonally through the plan of this bungalow in Pittem, Belgium. Ghent-based studio WE-S Architecten disguised the addition, which extends out of both sides of the existing building, by cladding the whole of the facade in red brick. Cut-out reveals of the garage space and […]

Vincent Van Duysen transforms 19th-century convent into Antwerp’s August hotel

The ascetic living quarters of 19th-century nuns is now host to the August hotel, which features contemporary pared-back interiors developed by Vincent Van Duysen. Decked out in an array of simple and warm materials, August has been designed by locally based Vincent Van Duysen so that guests “can still sense the sober, understated life of […]

Atelier Vens Vanbelle creates monastic white country house

Belgian studio Atelier Vens Vanbelle has designed a white house inspired by the monasteries and farmhouses that typify the Oosterzele region. The brick house has been built in a rural environment in Belgium and aims to be a peaceful space for the owners. “The main reference for this project was a monastery, because we wanted to introduce some basic […]

Belgian bottling house converted into family home by Architecture Cotugno Thiry

Architecture Cotugno Thiry has transformed a 19th-century brewery building in Belgium into La Bouteillerie, a simple house with rugged brick walls. Located beside the Lhomme river in the village of Jemelle, the building was constructed in 1895 and originally used for bottling beer produced by the brewery. The brewery site has been owned by the […]

Veld turn former blacksmith’s workshop into home extension in Belgium

Veld has clad a former blacksmith’s workshop in zinc panels and whitewashed its blackened interior to convert it into a home extension in Belgium. For Brussels practice Veld‘s first project they connected the old workshop to an existing house dating from the 1950s, extending the living area white maintaining both buildings’ distinctive characters. “We approached the […]

ESAC circus school built by Daniel Delgoffe inside an old Belgian boiler house

Architect Daniel Delgoffe has renovated and extended old brick boiler house to create a new home for ESAC, a leading Belgian circus school. ESAC, the Ecole Supérieure des Arts du Cirque, is the only school in the country that offers an official degree programme in circus skills. It is based at the CERIA education campus […]

Five concrete boxes with pink doors form the Tim Van Laere Gallery in Antwerp

Architecture studio Office Kersten Geers David Van Severen designed the new Tim Van Laere Gallery in Antwerp as five raw concrete boxes with pink shuttered doors. The Belgian studio built the 1,000-square-metre gallery for collector Tim Van Laere, who previously showed his collection in the ground floor of a townhouse. Marked only by pink doors – the collector’s […]

Office KGDVS and Pieter Vermeersch create first collaborative furniture collection

A giant ombre wall divider that rotates to create a mirrored surface features in a new collection based on circular forms that marks the fifth anniversary of Brussels’ Maniera gallery. Created by architects Kersten Geers and David Van Severen, and artist Pieter Vermeersch – who is known for his gradient murals – the Maniera 19 collection […]

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