Julien De Smedt is a Belgian architect. He is the founder and manager of « JDS Architects », whose workshops are located in Brussels, Copenhagen and Shanghai. Julien De Smedt JDS Architects 34b rue de la Senne. 1000 Brussels – Belgium +32 2 289 00 00 Nørrebrogade 50A. 2200 Copenhagen, Danmark +45 3378 1010 office@jdsa.eu Website Technical […]

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In de marge van de reportagereeks over de geschiedenis van de sociale huisvesting heeft CAVIAR de initiatieven voor sociale cohesie van de BGHM wat nader bekeken, en dan in het bijzonder twee volkstuinprojecten: het eerste in het hartje van Brussel, in de wijk Papenvest (Ambition potagère) en het tweede in Schaarbeek (Jardin 67 Marbotin). Een […]

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Portrait of the artist Jean Glibert on the work he did at the « rue Stéphanie ». The CPAS (Public Centre for Social Welfare) in Brussels called upon the Baumans-Deffet firm to construct a complex of 17 housing units and a social restaurant in Rue Stéphanie in Laeken. The dimensional constraints of the site, its position, and […]

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Portrait of the artist Jean Glibert on the work he did in Bockstael station. The architect returns to his discovery of Jean Glibert’s work in Bockstael station. A brutalist kinetic work that highlights the emerging concepts of mobility and speed in the 1970s. Technical sheet of this architecture video clip Journalist : Emma C. Dessouroux […]

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The site of the new AXA headquarters is located between the Place du Trône and the Porte de Namur, and between Rue de la Pépinière and Boulevard du Régent (in Brussels). The A2RC Architects firm worked on a group of three buildings to create from them a single unit. Inside, some new ways of working […]

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Chambon has been known for many years as the headquarters of the General Savings and Retirement Fund (CGER), at Rue Fossé aux Loups, Brussels 1000. In 2011 BNP Paribas Fortis sold all of the buildings to Allfin, the real estate group, now known as Immobel. The renovation and construction project was managed by the Jaspers-Eyers […]

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In 2011 Immobel and BPI decided to buy the site of the old headquarters of the Solvay company, flagship of the Belgian chemical industry, which is located on both sides of the Rue Prince Albert (blocks 33 and 44). The challenge for the architects from the A2RC and Jaspers-Eyers architectural offices was to create a […]

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Michel Verliefden is the founder of the A2RC Architects practice, along with his wife Brigitte D’Helft. They met while studying at La Cambre school of architecture. Contemporary art, motor racing, and dogs are some of the passions that they enjoy together, and which Michel Verliefden talks to us about in this profile. Michel Verliefden A2RC […]

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The Europa building, in the Schuman district in Brussels, is the seat of the European Council and the Council of the European Union. Designed by the office of Philippe SAMYN and PARTNERS, architects and engineers, in partnership with Studio Valle Progettazioni architects, Buro Happold engineers, the building combines 9,271 square metres of conference rooms, 27,163 […]

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The Gare Maritime was one of the largest railway stations in Europe. As part of the development of the Tour & Taxis site, Extensa hired Neutelings Riedijk Architects to design and regenerate the building as a covered town. Project name: Gare Maritime Address: Tour et Taxis. 7-11 rue Picard 7-11. 1000 Bruxelles Assignation/Destination: office, retail, […]

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