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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
The Church of San Carlo Borromeo was designed between 1964 and 1969 by Gio Ponti, Antonio Fornaroli and Alberto Rosselli. It’s part of the complex of the San Carlo Hospital in Milan, Italy.