Belgian bottling house converted into family home by Architecture Cotugno Thiry

May 29, 2019 Anna Winston 0
La bouteillerie 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

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Christian Bauer suspends pedestrian and cycle path beneath Pont Adolphe in Luxembourg

May 24, 2019 Anna Winston 0

A four-metre-wide path now hangs underneath the Pont Adolphe bridge in Luxembourg, with a lightweight steel system that acts like a “well-controlled spider’s web”. Local studio CBA Architects, led by Christian Bauer, designed the Passerelle Pont Adolphe. It creates a pedestrian and cycle path beneath the 153-metre-long bridge, which was built in 1903 and is

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

May 24, 2019 Anna Winston 0
ESAC Circus School by Daniel Delgoffe

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

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Dhooge & Meganck creates “contemporary abbey” for Belgian pickle and mustard manufacturer

March 14, 2019 Anna Winston 0
Camp's factory by Dhooge & Meganck in Belgium

The concrete form of this factory for Camp’s in Oudenaarde, Belgium, is driven by the mustard production processes and Dhooge & Meganck’s desire to create a building with “soul”. Ghent-based architecture studio Dhooge & Meganck designed the factory and storage facility for Camp’s – a producer of traditional pickles, mustard and preserved vegetables – as the company’s

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V+ uses recycled bricks to build Folklore Museum in Belgium

March 9, 2019 Anna Winston 0
Folklore Museum in Mouscron by V+

Bricks from demolished local buildings were used to construct this museum in Mouscron, Belgium, by architecture studio V+. The Folklore Museum, which was nominated for this year’s Mies van der Rohe Award, houses a collection of objects and documents that chronicle the local crafts and traditions of Mouscron from 1850 to 1940. A white brick structure

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ZAmpone creates BBDO office inside century-old wine warehouse in Brussels

March 6, 2019 Anna Winston 0
Interiors of BBDO offices in Brussels, designed by Zampone Architects

ZAmpone Architectuur has overhauled a 111-year-old industrial building in Brussels to create an office space for an advertising agency featuring triangular structures and soft barriers. ZAmpone upgraded a building in Sint-Jans-Molbeek, a former industrial area of the Belgian city, for creative agency BBDO. Built in 1908, it was originally used for storing and trading wine, but

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Bernard Dubois channels childhood memories into Aesop interior in Brussels

March 5, 2019 Anna Winston 0
Interiors of Aesop Brussels store on Rue de Namur, Brussels, designed by Bernard Dubois

Distinctive yellow Belgian bricks of the 1930s and 1960s are reinterpreted in this store designed by architect Bernard Dubois for skincare brand Aesop. The new Aesop store on Brussels’ Rue de Namur occupies the street level of a six-storey building, and features an interior covered in yellow bricks, complemented by brushed aluminium surfaces. The yellow bricks are

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Block colours and hidden storage feature in Van Staeyen’s Antwerp townhouse renovation

March 4, 2019 Anna Winston 0

Van Staeyen Interieur Architecten has used built-in furniture and bright colours to create both fun and functionality in a house renovation in Antwerp. Studio founder Johan Van Staeyen was initially asked to rethink the top floor of the house; the family wanted to avoid arguments between the children by giving them equally sized rooms. “By puzzling,

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Atelier Janda Vanderghote turns historic Ghent house into modern B&B

February 18, 2019 Anna Winston 0
Atelier Janda Vanderghote Entrenous hotel

Young Belgian studio Atelier Janda Vanderghote has transformed the interior of one of Ghent’s historic houses with a new concrete frame and brilliant blue furniture. Located near Ghent’s Citadelpark, B&B Entrenous was designed by Atelier Janda Vanderghote for a family who wanted to create a unique private residence and a three-bedroom guest house. The area is

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Graux & Baeyens designs three brick volumes to form Belgian house with wetland views

January 22, 2019 Anna Winston 0
House J-VC by Graux & Baeyens in Ghent, Belgium

Long, pale-grey bricks create a uniform appearance for the three blocks that make up House J-VC in Belgium, and allow sunlight to penetrate through the entire building, without losing views of the wetlands behind. Given carte-blanche on the form of the house, Graux & Baeyens Architecten designed it to maximise the use of space and natural light, while

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