Beguinage Hasselt

Located in Hasselt’s city centre, the beguinage surrounds a church that was once the tallest structure in the city. Having being bombed in the Second World War, the church now lies as a ruin and the surrounding gardens have become leftover spaces, resulting in the overall complex being a shadow of its former self.

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Herriko Plaza

La globalización impone también en el urbanismo una pérdida de los valores contextuales y sociales que se trasladan a sus planes y edificios.De esta manera, los espacios se desprenden de sus cualidades referenciales, tradiciones, paisajes o memoria para adoptar una estética global dominada por la tecnología y la imágen. Ante esta coyuntura resulta urgente que la arquitectura recupere los espacios tradicionales actualizando sus usos y generando lugares simbólicos que facilitan la identificación de los habitantes con su contexto.

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ISE MAGAZINE RACK

At home in your living room or by the sofa, this little shelf is ideal for temporarily storing your magazines and books. By running a cord through the central gap, you can easily tie together your unwanted reading materials.   Design : DRILL DESIGN DRILL DESIGN started in 2001 by Yusuke Hayashi and Yoko Yasunishi […]

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Three Room Loft

A Loft in Brooklyn Located in a former factory building in Brooklyn, a small workshop, awkwardly subdivided by existing partitions, was transformed into a bright and open space dedicated to communal living. Rather than subdividing the loft into the needed rooms, three small and separate volumes cluster around a large common area and are set […]

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House with a curved wall

The derelict construction was found on an unremarkable neighbourhood, hiding a deep and generous garden; the proud pitched roof distinguished the otherwise trivial architecture. After reseting the construction to a bare structural existence, the inner space was solved with the precise placement of a gently curved wall as a separation between the public and private […]

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Architectural (dis)Order

Studio Apartment – Vilamoura Inside a white box, three differently configured yellow objects are individually placed. As an immediate consequence, one´s physical experience of the previously empty space has been dramatically altered. The perception of one´s movement, of the box´s limits and of the position of the yellow objects is now inevitably intertwined. Their significance, […]

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House in Rua do Paraíso

A bourgeois 19th century single family house was to be divided into a series of identical studio apartments: four living spaces, some circulation areas and a private backyard. The project happens within a given system of constraints, aiming at an unexpected complexity, finding a certain interest within a very banal set of programs. Unorthodox everyday […]

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Serralves Pavilion

On the occasion of the 32nd São Paulo Biennial, a temporary art gallery was to be installed in a slopped garden at the Serralves’ Foundation. The brief was vague and open to speculation. A folly, as the word itself suggests, is an extravagant, frivolous or unreal building, thought more for an artistic expression than for […]

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NUB

Renovation of an End-Unit Townhouse from the 1930s/ 50s After a long search, a couple with two children purchased a townhouse in a workers’ housing estate in Stuttgart. The house – which originally dates from the 1930s and was reconstructed in the 1950s – is built on a sloping site typical for Stuttgart. With its small, […]

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