Sunday Sanctuary: Belgium House

Clean, classic lines is everything we love in a Sunday Sanctuary. When you add a predominantly white colour scheme and understated, mid-century modernist interiors, we are totally sold. This weeks Sunday Sanctuary was created by the wonderful Beliugm-based architect Daskal Laperre. Situated on the outskirts of Brussels the residence is surrounded by large leafy trees, the

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Sleep Beneath The Stars In Ark Shelter’s Off-Grid Cabin

Ghent-based architecture studio Ark Shelter has just released their latest prefabricated construction: ‘Into The Wild’ is a minimalist dark wood cabin that open to the outdoors and allows you to watch the stars from your bed.
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Belgian Pavilion promotes a “more interesting” Europe to counter rising nationalism

Belgium’s Venice Biennale pavilion is being used as a forum for debate about the future of Europe, in a bid to prevent the continent becoming further divided. For the duration of the Venice Architecture Biennale, visitors are invited to take a seat within the bright blue amphitheatre that fills the building and consider the various issues

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Kaan Architecten’s Utopia combines music school and library

Kaan Architecten has extended a 19th century school to create the Utopia building in Aalst, Belgium, which contains a music school and library. Utopia, the Library and Academy for Performing Arts, is named after the book by Thomas Moore, which was first printed in Aalst. Kaan Architecten won a competition to overhaul an existing block

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Belgium’s gravity-defying Vlooyberg Tower to be rebuilt and extended following arson attack

Engineering studio Close to Bone has announced plans to rebuild and enlarge the cantilevered viewing platform it built in Flanders, Belgium, which was severely damaged in an apparent explosion. Vlooyberg Tower was the victim of an arson attack in the early hours of Friday 29 June, according to a report by Flemish public broadcaster VRT. “The

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Eduardo Souto de Moura teams up with Meta to design Bruges exhibition hall

Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura and Belgian practice Meta have unveiled plans for an exhibition hall and conference centre in Bruges, which can be opened up to a public square. Souto de Moura and Meta’s 4,480 square-metre hall will serve as a space for trade fairs, concerts, and other events. The Beursplein & Congresgebouw

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Seven of the best pavilions to see at the Bruges architecture triennale

Dezeen promotion: a floating timber school and a swan-inspired tower are among the pavilions to see at the Triennale Bruges 2018, in Belgium. Triennale Bruges, which runs until 16 September 2018, invited architects and designers from across the globe to create temporary structures throughout the city’s centre. Now in its second edition, this year’s triennale has the

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360-degree video reveals the EU-blue amphitheatre inside the Belgian Pavilion

This 360-degree video filmed by Dezeen offers a look inside the Belgian Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale, which is hosting an amphitheatre for discussion about European politics. Curated by Traumnovelle and Roxane Le Grelle, the simple installation called Eurotopie is designed to provoke discussion about the role of Belgian capital Brussels as the host of the European

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Mamout and AUXAU update Brussels townhouse with mint-green staircase

A staircase with living areas on its large landings replaces unnecessary rooms at the centre of this Brussels apartment, which was renovated and extended by Belgian architecture studios Mamout and AUXAU. The project undertaken by the team made up of architects from Mamout and AUXAU aimed to readdress the typical layout of properties in the

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SelgasCano creates bulging vivid-pink pavilion for Bruges architecture festival

Spanish architecture duo José Selgas and Lucía Cano has erected a pink vinyl pavilion on a canal in Bruges, which floats between the city’s historic brick buildings. The pavilion was created for Trienniale Bruges, an event that invites a global selection of artists and architects to produce unique temporary structures. Displayed at different points throughout the city

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DmvA Designs An Unconventional Brick Home In West Flanders

In a town called Houthulst in West Flanders, local firm dmvA Architecten has designed ‘House H’: an unconventional brick home comprised entirely of right-angled walls.
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WAW Architects adds concrete extension to social services centre in former orphanage 

A concrete and glass block projects out over the entrance of this red brick building in Brussels, which has been converted into offices for social services by WAW Architects. The local architecture studio restored and redesigned the former orphanage, which was built in 1901, to create an office space for social services organisation OCMW Halle. Period features, such as

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Steven Vandenborre creates light-filled extension for Ghent home

Belgian practice Steven Vandenborre has added this annex to the rear of a family dwelling in Ghent, employing abundant glazing to frame garden scenes. The project called Pied-a-Terre extends into the back yard of a home in Ghent’s city centre, which belongs to a married couple and their four children. The husband and wife –

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Factory with pitched roofs designed to complement terraced housing

Local architecture studio TRANS has rebuilt a factory in a residential neighbourhood of Ghent, with pitched roofs referencing nearby housing. TRANS oversaw the project for local food packaging business Ryhove, which has been based in central Ghent, Belgium, since the 1980s. After decades of ad-hoc expansion, Ryhove’s facilities had become outdated and no longer provided the sort of

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Former car factory to be transformed into Pompidou Centre Brussels

Brussels’ €125 million (£109 million) Centre Pompidou is to be designed by noAarchitecten, EM2N and Sergison Bates architects. The international team’s proposal, called ‘A Stage for Brussels’, won a competition against 92 other entries to reshape a former Citroën factory into the KANAL – Centre Pompidou. Swiss architect Roger Diener led the jury. As a cultural hub

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COBE and BRUT chosen to create new entrance plaza for EU headquarters in Brussels

Architecture studios COBE and BRUT have been selected to redesign the entrance to the European Union headquarters, with a proposal including a reflective donut-shaped canopy. Copenhagen-based COBE and Belgian studio BRUT won an international competition to overhaul Place Schuman in Brussels, which sits between the EU’s main institutions, including the European Council and the European Commission. Their

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Raamwerk and Van Gelder Tilleman Sculpt A Home And Studio

The age-old adage that two heads are better than one proves itself true in ‘House For A Sculptor’ — a home and studio designed by Belgian architectural studios, Raamwerk and Van Gelder Tilleman.
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Sou Fujimoto and AWAA win Brussels tower contest

Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto and Belgian studio AWAA teamed up to design this mixed-use tower complex on the outskirts of Brussels, which will comprise a scooped roof and facade covered in tree-lined balconies. Sou Fujimoto and AWAA won a competition launched by property developer Unibra and construction company Thomas and Piron, to design the Delta Tower in the Auderghem municipality. Fujimoto posted a visual

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Klaarchitectuur inserts new architecture studio inside dilapidated Belgian chapel

A white box bursts through the roof of this old chapel in Limburg, Belgium, to form the new studio for architecture office Klaarchitectuur. Klaarchitectuur added rectilinear volumes both inside and outside the 17th century building, as part of a major renovation that involved completely replacing the roof. Now known as the The Waterdog, it primarily functions as

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Atelier Vens Vanbelle builds pentagonal house around an oak tree trunk

In a “Gordon Matta-Clark-like intervention”, an oak tree trunk serves as a structural support for a house with a pentagonal plan in Ghent by local architects Atelier Vens Vanbelle. Owned by a musician and painter, the original old cornerhouse building consisted of two floors and an attic, plus a courtyard that is separated from the street

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NL Architects completes Belgian school featuring low-lying rooms surrounded by a colonnade

A pyramidal turfed roof tops one of several teaching and administrative spaces clustered around a multipurpose hall at this school in the Belgian city of Knokke-Heist by Amsterdam studio NL Architects. The Scholencampus De Vonk was designed by NL Architects to accommodate the merger of two primary schools in the Flemish coastal city. The building

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Alvar Aalto inspired the orange blockwork fireplace in Notan Office’s Brussels roof extension

This extension to the roof of a Brussels apartment block by local studio Notan Office features a fireplace that takes its cues from the work of modernist architect and designer Alvar Aalto. The project titled Lincoln is a 140-square-metre extension of a penthouse apartment in an residential area of Brussels. Set back from the main building, the extra level is almost

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House-shaped opening cuts through Belgian school of architecture by Aires Mateus

Aires Mateus has completed a new architecture facility at a university in western Belgium, featuring a huge gabled void in its facade and a dramatic double-helical staircase inside. Manuel and Francisco Aires Mateus designed the new faculty building for the Université Catholique de Louvain’s Tournai campus, which is located around 80 kilometres outside Brussels. The Lisbon-based duo won a competition

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Dieter Vander Velpen brings “understated luxury” to 1970s Belgian house

Architecture studio Dieter Vander Velpen has employed a luxurious material palette of dark walnut, black granite and limestone to overhaul the kitchen and bathroom of a house in Belgium. Antwerp-based Dieter Vander Velpen remodelled the kitchen and bathroom for a doctor couple. Built in the 1970s near the Belgian town of Leuven, the property named BC House had

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Rammed-earth tower by De Gouden Liniaal Architecten overlooks the Maas river

Earth, clay and gravel are compressed to form the walls of this observation tower designed by De Gouden Liniaal Architecten to offer views of a nature reserve spanning the Belgian-Dutch border. The rammed-earth tower designed by the Genk-based studio is located within a former gravel quarry called Negenoord, which has been transformed to form part of

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Sunday Sanctuary

Now I feel as though most of you are familiar with my paired back white walls perfectly mixed with grey tones vibe but trust me this one is a little beauty. Belgium based architect Olivier Dwek has in our opinion successfully preserved the ancient charm of Art Nouveau and reconciled with the tastes of today. Dwell […]

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Brutalist-inspired residence by Clauwers & Simon is arranged around a central courtyard

This simple board-marked concrete and timber house by Clauwers & Simon in rural Belgium is arranged around a glazed courtyard. The local studio was inspired by the works of Belgian architect Juliaan Lampens, whose Brutalist-style buildings from the 1960s made extensive use of concrete both inside and out. In tribute to him, board-formed concrete forms the exterior walls of the property,

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B-ILD & Constructo use shades of red concrete for skatepark on Belgian coast

This multi-tonal red concrete skatepark by architects B-ILD and Constructo doubles as a public square in the Belgian city of Blankenberge. Skate ramps rising from all four corners mark the edges of the square, which has a submerged bowl at its centre. The skatepark follows the existing slope of the 900 metre-square site, with the elevated ramps

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DRDH completes elderly home in Belgium featuring pared-back finishes and open-air courtyards

London studio DRDH Architects has built an apartment complex and social centre for elderly people in Aarschot, Belgium, featuring simple materials, communal courtyards and few bold splashes of colour. DRDH Architects worked with Belgian studio Architecten de Vylder Vinck Tallieu to design the facility for social services provider OCMW Aarschot, after jointly winning an international competition. The project consists of a

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Cigarette factory in Brussels converted into city hall by trio of Belgian architects

This red brick building that once formed part of a cigarette factory in Brussels has been converted into a council office with minimalist interiors by Stéphanie Willocx, LD2 Architecture and Mamout. The trio of Brussels-based architects was asked to overhaul the former industrial space on Charles Malis Street for the city’s Molenbeek-Saint-Jean municipality. Behind its ornamental brick facade, the 990-square-metre space

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Villa CD by OOA | Office O Architects

Villa CD is a brutalist residential project, designed by OOA | Office O Architects in 2015. Situated on top of a light, sandy dune, not far from the Belgian seaside, the home stands within a community of bungalows built in the early 1960s, bordering a …

Abeel House By Steven Vandenborre & MiASS Architectuur

Located in an upcoming neighbourhood in Ghent, Belgium, the compact family home was designed by architects Steven Vandenborre and MiASS Architectuur and is conceived as a stack of three angular glass volumes, sitting on top of a solid base.
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Abeel House By Steven Vandenborre & Mias Architects

Located in an upcoming neighbourhood in Ghent, Belgium, the compact family home was designed by architects Steven Vandenborre and Mias Architects and is conceived as a stack of three angular glass volumes, sitting on top of a solid base.
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Govaert & Vanhoutte Architects creates bachelor pad with underground club on Ghent’s Leie river

An underground lair modelled on an exclusive nightclub lies below this riverside bachelor pad near Ghent, where the owner has built-in cigar and wine storage, a car lift and a view into the depths of the pool. Belgian studio Govaert & Vanhoutte Architects designed the residence for a single man in his forties on a plot beside

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TOOP Architectuur arranges timber and concrete house around a recessed patio

The facades of this low-lying concrete and wood house in rural Belgium are interrupted large windows, and a central patio that separates the living and sleeping areas. The CASWES house was designed by local studio TOOP Architectuur for a site surrounded by fields near the Flemish village of Westouter. The long and narrow plot stretches away

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Murmuur Architecten uses engineered wood and tiles for holiday home in rural Belgium

Dark clay panels and light green tiles cover the cross-laminated timber structure of this holiday home created by Murmuur Architecten for a spot in the Flemish Ardennes countryside. The Belgian studio designed the holiday home named Buikberglos in Horebeke, a municipality in Belgium’s East Flanders. The structure is built from cross-laminated timber – a strong type of engineered wood that is becoming

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EU headquarters features glass box containing curvaceous glowing “lantern”

The European Union is moving into a new headquarters in Brussels, which features a huge glass atrium enclosing a bulging, lantern-like structure. Belgian architecture studio Samyn and Partners worked alongside Italian firm Studio Valle and British engineers Buro Happold to create the facility. It was developed in response to the need for increased capacity at the European Council and the Council

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Angled glazing frames range of views from Ghent house by Steven Vandenborre and Mias Sys

Windows angle out from the front of this family home in Ghent by Belgian architects Steven Vandenborre and Mias Sys, giving multiple perspectives on the street and city below. Vandenborre and Sys created Abeel House for a narrow plot in an up-and-coming neighbourhood of the city. It comprises four floors, with a garage in a black brick base and three floors

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Frameless glazing and concrete canopy shelter pool-side lounge by Steven Vandenborre

A glass box framed by a chunky concrete structure hosts a lounge at this pool house designed by Belgian architect Steven Vandenborre for a home in Bruges. Vandenborre designed Poolhouse O for a spot at the far end of the client’s large garden, where it is hidden from view of the main house by the surrounding planting. The intention was to create a

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Villa MQ: Flowing Lines

Villa MQ, designed by Office O Architects, is located in Tremelo, Belgium. The design has been drawn up on behalf of a family of four who wanted an extraordinary place to live in. By putting traditional methods aside, OOA allowed creativity to flow. As a result, the architects used curved walls, different ceiling heights and […]

Govaert & Vanhoutte Architects transforms Belgian fort into home and guesthouse

Govaert & Vanhoutte Architects has renovated and extended a former fort in West Flanders to create a home for an estate agent and his family. The Bruges-based practice was asked to extend the 1839 farmhouse – which was once a fort – to suit the client, his wife and their two children, and to transform the barn into a bed

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The Real Thing

  You guys… As it’s a Sunday night, let’s just take a moment to close our eyes and imagine ourselves with a glass of wine in hand, the latest Vogue and some serious rancho relaxo in that marble bath. Aaaah yes, we all deserve it… And I think we all deserve the perfect bright, minimalist […]

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Zaha Hadid’s Port House in Antwerp captured in photography by Hélène Binet

Swiss-French photographer Hélène Binet has shot the recently completed port authority building in Antwerp by Zaha Hadid Architects, which features a huge glazed volume mounted on its roof. Binet photographed Port House ahead of its inauguration last week. The building is one of a string of projects designed by the late architect Zaha Hadid that are due to be completed More

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Zaha Hadid Architects sits rippling glass lump on top of Antwerp port building

A huge, faceted glass volume sits on the roof of the new headquarters Zaha Hadid Architects has designed for Antwerp’s Port Authority (slideshow). Zaha Hadid Architects added the glass extension to a disused fire station in Antwerp’s docks to create Port House. First unveiled in 2009, the scheme was one of the most ambitious designs proposed by British-Iraqi More

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Elevated walkway and visitor centre added to 12th-century abbey ruins by Binario Architectes

Binario Architectes has used Corten steel, concrete and wood to create a series of new additions to the Villers Abbey in Belgium, including a visitor centre and an elevated pathway (+ slideshow). The Belgian studio converted a former watermill to create the Abbey Visitor Centre in the town Villers-la-ville. Said to be the largest abbey ruins in Europe, Villers Abbey covers a More

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Moving walls open Stal Collectief’s charred timber workshop to the elements

Raised on stilts above a field in northeast Belgium, Stal Collectief’s self-designed studio features charred timber walls that can be wheeled back to reveal the interior (+ movie). The group of Belgian furniture designers comprising Len de Paepe, Bob Segers, Tim Vranken and Jonas Blondeel designed Hofer Pavilion as an extra studio space for themselves. The group already had a workshop in More

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Le Corbusier’s Maison Guiette is his only surviving Belgian building

World Heritage Corb: Maison Guiette in Belgium was Le Corbusier’s first commission outside of France, but is one of the lesser-known of his 17 buildings that have been added to UNESCO’s World Heritage list (+ slideshow). Belgian artist and art critic René Guiette asked Le Corbusier to design his studio-cum-residence in Antwerp, after seeing the architect’s Pavilion de L’Esprit Nouveau – a temporary More

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Atelier Tom Vanhee adds pair of gabled extensions to brick farmhouse in Belgium

Belgian studio Atelier Tom Vanhee has added two offset gabled volumes onto the side of an existing brick structure near the village of Aartrijke to turn it into a modern home (+ slideshow). The former farmhouse, which previously contained a home and a barn in a single brick building, is located in an agricultural area to the More

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Elisabeth Chocolatier

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Le Berger Hotel

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Coussée & Goris and RCR Arquitectes use iron-coloured concrete for Belgian crematorium

A+Awards: the next project in our collaboration with Architizer is a tinted concrete and steel crematorium in Holsbeek, Belgium, which was named as one of the winners in the religious buildings and memorials category at the 2016 A+Awards (+ slideshow). Ghent-based Coussée & Goris Architecten teamed up with Spanish firm RCR Arquitectes to win a competition for More

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An Industrial Modular Office In Belgium

The Antwerp-based architecture practice Vincent Van Duysen was commissioned to convert an old weaving factory in Waregem, Belgium, into an industrial office space.
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Chelton Hotel Brussels

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Ville de Bruxelles

 

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Gravity-defying staircase by Close to Bone climbs up into the sky

This weathering steel staircase by engineering studio Close to Bone cantilevers off a hill in Flanders, forming an observation tower overlooking rolling farmland and the Kabouterbos forest (+ slideshow). Standing unsupported at almost 11.5 metres tall, the staircase “floats” above its picturesque setting in the the Tielt-Winge municipality. The structure known as Vlooyberg Tower was designed by More

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Glossy green bricks lend woven texture to Belgian primary school by Areal Architecten

Glazed mint-green bricks alternate to create a basketweave pattern across the walls of this school building by Areal Architecten, which also frames a series of terraces and covered play spaces (+ slideshow). The Antwerp studio added the block to provide extra classrooms and a multipurpose hall for an existing primary school in the Belgian town of Boom. The small green glazed bricks cover the building’s More

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Belgian holiday house by GAFPA takes its cues from Japanese architecture

Architecture studio GAFPA used low-cost materials to build this Japanese-inspired weekend retreat in northern Belgium, which features a slender spiral staircase (+ slideshow). GAFPA – which also recently slotted a wooden house into an old industrial building – was asked by a Ghent-based couple to design a weekend home for them in Wachtebeke, an East Flanders More

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GAFPA inserts wooden house into the shell of an old Belgian industrial building

Belgian studio GAFPA has slotted a timber-framed house inside the steel skeleton of a disused stonemason’s atelier in Ghent, and transformed a former outbuilding into a walled garden (+ slideshow). Located in the Gentbrugge district of the Belgian city, the industrial site has been transformed by GAFPA into a family home and studio, allowing the client – an artist and carpenter – More

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Sculp IT organises concrete boxes around glass corridor to create Belgian woodland home

Concrete boxes are arranged on either side of a long glazed corridor to form this concrete house by Belgian studio Sculp IT, which is made up of both indoor and outdoor spaces (+ slideshow). The blocks have different volumes and ceiling heights, and are all linked by the 29-metre-long corridor. This creates a “broken-plan” layout, where rooms open to the central More

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OYO’s House Pibo features a sloping green roof and split-level interior

An angular entrance and roof intersect the plant-covered roof of this wedge-shaped house, completed by architects office OYO in the Belgian village of Maldegem (+ slideshow). Ghent-based OYO – whose previous projects include a monolithic concrete house extension – was given an open brief for this new property, so decided to focus on creating an More

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Architektuurburo Dirk Hulpia completes house in Belgium with protruding corner windows

Large windows protrude away from the brown brickwork of this house in Belgium by Architektuurburo Dirk Hulpia, providing wide ledges for displaying works by the ceramicist client (+ slideshow). Named Kiekens’ House, the residence replaces a pair of small barns in Aalter, a municipality between Bruges and Ghent, and is formed of two brown brick volumes with slanted roofs. More

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Wim Heylen’s brick and concrete bungalow references traditional countryside cottages

The brick walls of this single-storey house in the Belgian town of Nazareth are interrupted by a series of floor-to-ceiling windows and a recessed opening used for storing logs (+ slideshow). Ghent-based architect Wim Heylen designed the CW House for a large plot. The site extends from the built area at the front towards a wooded area More

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Sunday Sanctuary: Extracarricular

Believe it or not, we are all welcome to stay in this incredible place anytime we like… Well, at least anytime we are in Belgium looking for a place to rest our weary feet. You see, in addition to being a design lovers delight, this space is a Bed and Breakfast immaculately styled by Bea Mombaers, a collector […]

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UNStudio’s first building in Belgium features a stone facade and golden balconies

Dutch firm UNStudio has completed a retail and residential complex in Brussels that combines curving architectural forms with flashes of golden-hued aluminium. Named Le Toison d’Or, the eight-storey building is UNStudio’s first completed project in Belgium, and is located between the historic Porte Louise and Port de Namur gates in the centre of Brussels. The building’s unusual facade is its More

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Design centre by Matador Architects becomes a legacy project for Mons 2015

This design centre in an extended 18th-century townhouse was created by Matador Architects as part of Mons’ stint as European Capital of Culture last year (+ slideshow). Located in the centre of the Belgian city, Centre of Design Mons provides a series of facilities including a start-up incubator for creative businesses, innovation laboratories, exhibition galleries and events spaces. The More

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Office O Architects uses “flowing lines” and projecting windows to create Villa MQ

Gently undulating walls and a wavy roof enclose this family home in northern Belgium by Office O Architects, which projects two broad windows over a secluded garden to the rear (+ slideshow). The Ghent practice designed Villa MQ for a couple with two children on a plot surrounded by pine trees in Tremelo, a municipality in More

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Puzzles Architecture adds rusty steel extension to an old Belgian barn

Puzzles Architecture designed this weathering-steel extension for a barn in Belgium, converting it into an annex for the adjacent 18th-century farmhouse (+ slideshow). The building was originally constructed in 1730 and is divided into three parts, two made from local stone and one using cob – a natural building material made from soil, water and straw. The cob portion and one More

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V+’s Chateau d’Eau water tower rests on crossed concrete struts

Belgian architecture studio V+ has completed a mesh-covered water tower that is supported by angled concrete columns. The 50-metre-tall structure houses a circular vat for storing water, which sits on a slender concrete platform. The tank is covered by a rectangular metal grid that partially obscures the vat in daylight, but allows it to be partly visible when the tower More

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Tree-like columns support roof of Ghent house extension by Atelier Vens Vanbelle

Columns and struts modelled on tree trunks and branches frame this extension to a home in Ghent, designed by Atelier Vens Vanbelle to feel like a continuation of the garden. Clients Hans and Delphine asked the local architecture studio to create an extension that would link with a small walled garden at the rear of their home. Timber columns are dotted More

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Contemporary Belgian barn house by Pascal François is covered in clay tiles

Terracotta-coloured tiles clad this house on Belgian farmland, designed by architect Pascal François to match the region’s traditional agricultural architecture “without the slightest ambition to be trendy” (+ slideshow). Belgian studio Pascal François Architects designed the house to sit beside an old barn near Olmen – a village 40 miles east of Antwerp. It replaces an old farmhouse that was once affixed More

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