In their study of the roots of the contemporary home, Graux & Baeyens architecten offer their own interpretation of a traditional Flemish farmhouse in House VDV in Destelbergen, Belgium. In House VDV Graux & Baeyens do away with the dormers and skylights and redesign the rectangular volume to create a zig-zag shape embracing the greenery around it.
As part of the project for renewal of the ancient Eilandje district, where many well-known architectural studios have been working recently, such as David Chipperfield’s studio, the architects of Neutelings Riedijk have built the city’s new museum of history overlooking the Schelda River, where the vocabulary of the materials dematerialises the tower volume and makes it stand out against the constructions of the harbour as a new landmark for the city.
The plan for the new Victor Jara cultural centre in Soignies, Belgium, reconciles the demands of architecture with those of urban planning to create a scene that adds life to the city centre. Use of combinations of materials such as local stone cladding with glass and creation of a form that follows the lay of the land underlines the building’s context and underlines its role in the community.
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