Projects

  • CIDADE MATARAZZO, São Paulo – Brasil

    CIDADE MATARAZZO, São Paulo – Brasil

    Alexandre Allard is a French entrepreneur best known for the renovation of the Royal Monceau in Paris. Since 2011, he has been developing a real estate and cultural project in São Paulo, Brazil: the Cidade Matarazzo is a former hospital in the centre of São Paulo. After renovating the small chapel, Alexandre Allard called on…

  • VILLA 356, Bandol – France

    VILLA 356, Bandol – France

    One late summer afternoon, I received a phone call from the architect Rudy Ricciotti. He knew I was in the South of France. He asked me to visit his clients to see the house he had built for them in Bandol. At 10pm I found myself at David and Carole Warren’s, in a house tucked…

  • HEKLA, Paris – France

    HEKLA, Paris – France

    The land where the HEKLA tower is located is triangular in shape and surrounded by numerous road connections. AG Real Estate proposed Jean Nouvel to the Paris La Défense developers as the architect for this flagship project, which aims to rebalance the skyline of La Défense, reconnect the various roads and activate this district of…

  • ODYSSÉE, Guyancourt – France

    ODYSSÉE, Guyancourt – France

    In the suburbs of Paris, ArtBuild proposed to its client Nexity, on behalf of Renault, an alternative to a traditional office building: it was the first time that the Belgian-French architectural firm had a client who asked them to make a building in timber construction. The agency has been convinced for many years that timber…

  • LEX66, Brussels – Belgium

    LEX66, Brussels – Belgium

    Rue de la Loi, at number 66, in Brussels, there is a group of buildings whose complex layout pierces the interior of the block. The architectural firm ArtBuild was commissioned to imagine a new complex, more harmonious, more transparent, more transpiring, more in phase with the development plan of the district imagined by Christian de…

  • GARDEN CITY MOVEMENT: Le Logis and Floréal, Brussels – Belgium

    GARDEN CITY MOVEMENT: Le Logis and Floréal, Brussels – Belgium

    The concept of the garden city was imagined in 1898 by Ebenezer Howard, a British urban planner. His goal was to remedy the uncontrolled growth of cities, to fight against the disintegration of the social link and to improve the comfort of life and the health of workers. In Belgium, this idea will percolate from…

  • BRUNFAUT TOWER, Brussels – Belgium

    BRUNFAUT TOWER, Brussels – Belgium

    The Brunfaut Tower was built in 1965 by Julien Roggen. Its frame is made of metal. This is unique in Brussels. However, it had serious deficiencies in terms of safety, living comfort and energy performance. The offices of A229 and Dethier Architecture won the competition launched by Logement Molenbeekois to thoroughly renovate the tower. In…

  • JOLLY, Brussels – Belgium

    JOLLY, Brussels – Belgium

    Winner of the be.exemplary award in 2019, the Jolly project was born during the Reine-Progrès sustainable neighbourhood contract. The objective was to transform a hollow tooth in Schaerbeek into 9 housing units. The building is part of the sustainability by the use of materials (here, CLT) but also in the accompaniment of the tenants by…

  • AG CAMPUS, Brussels – Belgium

    AG CAMPUS, Brussels – Belgium

    AG Real Estate wanted to modernise the ground floor of their office building in the rue du Pont Neuf to accommodate an e-learning centre and a meeting centre. The project proposed by evr-architecten met their concern for sustainability, which goes far beyond a question of saving energy. evr-architecten imagined a project that brings light into…

  • GARDENER’S PAVILION, Brussels – Belgium

    GARDENER’S PAVILION, Brussels – Belgium

    Behind the gardeners’ pavilion there was a plan – now abandoned – to unite the two parts of the Botanical Gardens. Behind the gardeners’ pavilion was the idea of coupling its construction with the renovation of the Victoria Regina square. These two projects were dissociated, but the building designed by ÁRTER Architects kept its shape,…