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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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 After decades of ad-hoc expansion, Ryhove’s facilities had become outdated and no longer provided the sort of

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Geometric perforations pattern facade of Belgian hospital car park by Abscis Architecten

Perforated metal balustrades wrap the round-edged floorplates of this multi-storey car park designed by Abscis Architecten for a hospital in Ghent, Belgium (+ slideshow). The Belgian studio divided parking spaces between two buildings, to help give the car park a more human scale for patients and staff at the AZ Sint-Lucas hospital. One tower has five parking levels, while […]

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Archipl-Architects converts former washing machine factory into light-filled workplace

Archipl-Architects has converted a 19th-century factory into the regional headquarters for a care home in Ghent, Belgium (+ slideshow). The local studio was asked to refurbish the old brick warehouse to provide administrative offices for the Flemish organisation White Yellow Cross. The building was originally established in 1895 as a sulphuric acid factory, and was later taken over by the […]

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Felt slots three new homes into an old Ghent townhouse and reclads it with strips of wood

Square windows puncture the timber facade of this townhouse in Ghent, Belgium, which local studio Felt Architecture and Design recently refurbished and widened to make room for three new flats (+ slideshow). Named Puinstraat after the street it is located on, the four-storey building has been transformed from an ageing single property into a “jigsaw” of […]

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Atelier Vens Vanbelle adds “retro-futuristic capsule” to a Belgian home

A curving copper-clad extension punctuated by portholes has been added to a house in Ghent, Belgium, by local studio Atelier Vens Vanbelle, who describe the structure as “a cocktail of science fiction and nostalgia” (+ slideshow). Atelier Vens Vanbelle designed the extension to accommodate an extra bedroom, bathroom and a new foyer area, which they placed […]

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