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Belgium is Design: “Our project takes us back to the future”

09-06-2022

Belgium is Design: “Our project takes us back to the future”

Ever a reliable presence at Milan Design Week, this initiative - which brings together all the leading names in Belgian design - sent a talented contingent of no fewer than thirteen young minds to SaloneSatellite, each carefully selected to put their research on show. Giorgia Morero, the coordinator of Belgium is Design, gives us an insight into what makes these young recruits - whose career paths range from technology to craftsmanship - so special.

van Bergen Kolpa + META: Agrotopia urban horticulture research centre

06-05-2022

van Bergen Kolpa + META: Agrotopia urban horticulture research centre

A group of experts in food architecture, greenhouses, urban horticulture and energy reclamation built Agrotopia, a big urban horticulture research centre in Roeselare, Belgium which is open to the public for tours and educational programmes.

Bovenbouw: renovation of buildings in Antwerp’s Leysstraat

06-12-2017

Bovenbouw: renovation of buildings in Antwerp’s Leysstraat

Bovenbouw Architectuur renovated three nineteenth-century buildings in Antwerp’s central street, Leysstraat, for residential use in an area that had become purely a shopping district. Bovenbouw uses a delicate touch on a historic building.

Dwarsligger by Observatorium in Aalst, Belgium

08-06-2017

Dwarsligger by Observatorium in Aalst, Belgium

The city of Aalst in Belgium is divided by the river Dender but has no relationship with the water.

A year without Zaha Hadid: an architect’s legacy

31-03-2017

A year without Zaha Hadid: an architect’s legacy

A year after the premature death of Zaha Hadid on March 31, 2016, here is a quick overview of a number of projects by one of the most controversial figures in contemporary architecture. The first woman to receive the Pritzker Prize and the RIBA Royal Gold Medal, her legacy for future generations was buildings of sculptural beauty that people either love or hate.

Purified Residence by Wei Yi International Design Associates

06-03-2017

Purified Residence by Wei Yi International Design Associates

It’s hard to design luxury without overdoing things. The architects of Wei Yi International succeed in creating a luxurious space which is as pure as its name suggests. In one word: zen.

IN practice The state of committed architecture in Europe

01-03-2017

IN practice The state of committed architecture in Europe

The work of 37 studios shortlisted for the IN practice research project will be on display in Naples until March 8: a joint project by the Italian Architecture and Criticism Association AIAC and A10 new European architecture, supported and promoted by Gnosis Architettura.

Coussée & Goris: visitor centre at Zwin Nature Park

24-02-2017

Coussée & Goris: visitor centre at Zwin Nature Park

Zwin Nature Park in Belgium now has a new centre for the protection of species and bio-diversity. Coussée & Goris architecten designed a visitor centre, stations for observation of flora and fauna in the park, and service areas.

Following the rhythm of life: Blanco Architecten in Leuven

21-12-2016

Following the rhythm of life: Blanco Architecten in Leuven

Belgian firm Blanco Architecten designed Project H in the city of Leuven.

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