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UP-site, Brussels – Belgium

Brussels is rather hostile to the high-rise city. So when Henri Simons, then Alderman for City Planning in the City of Brussels, put forward the idea of constructing the highest residential tower in the kingdom (140 metres high for 251...

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PARCKFARM, Brussels – Belgium

Parckfarm is a project that came out of the experience of Park Design 2914. Initiated by Brussels Environment, led by Petra Pfermenges (Alive Architecture), the aim was to sensitise the citizen to agricultural practices in the city. The...

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REYERS, Brussels – Belgium

The Reyers construction project, managed by the BEAI and Lassoie Van Eyck & Associates offices on behalf of the SLRB (Brussels Region Social Housing Agency), is taking root between Rue Colonel Bourg and the E40. The project is located...

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LAVOISIER, Brussels-Belgium

The Lavoisier site, once occupied by the British American Tobacco company, has been transformed into social and regular housing units, with open plan space allocated for economic use. This transformation took place with the cooperation of...

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PLUME, Brussels-Belgium

The Marolles is an area in the heart of Brussels which, historically, has been the focus for various social housing projects. The Plume project – developed by the B612associates practice, consists of two passive buildings of 8 housing units...

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TANNEUR – LAVOIR, Brussels-Belgium

The Querelle housing is located in the Marolles district of Brussels. No fewer than three competitions were organised by the SLRB and the Foyer Bruxellois to renovate the 1950s and 1970s buildings. We meet the architects from DEWIL...

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FROM THE FOREST TO THE CATHEDRAL

For more than 100 years, the chairs of the Cathedral of Lausanne have welcomed many faithful for masses and for other activities. it was time to change them to meet current needs. At the same time, it was decided to change the liturgical furnishings.
The principle for assembling the benches comes from a technological transfer from IBOIS (EPFL) to which designer Thierry Didot and cabinetmaker GAB Manufacture gave shape.
This film traces the history of the new furniture in the cathedral from the felling of the tree to its arrival in the cathedral on April 1, 2022.

Portraits of architects

CONIX RDBM Architects : Portrait of Christine Conix

Christine Conix is undoubtedly the most internationally well-known Belgian female architect. She founded her company in 1979. It’s not recognition that interests her but the quality of the work that she provides. A contextual architecture...

B612 associates : Portrait of Li Mei Tsien

Li Mei Tsien is an architect and co-founder of the B612 associates firm. She talks to us about her way of working, the importance of her place in society, and the questions she asks herself as a teacher at the University of Mons. Li Mei...

A2M : Portrait of Julie Willem

Julie Willem is a Belgian architect who works for the A2M firm. After dealing with competitions in the company, she moved on to more practical work on construction sites, and then to setting up the “Be Passive” magazine. She is currently...

ALIVE ARCHITECTURE : Portrait of Petra Pferdmenges

Petra Pferdmenges is an architect and urban planner, founder of the Alive Architecture company in which she calls into question the urbanity of the city of Brussels with various projects. In this video, she talks about her love for...

PETERBOS / Project 48 & 105, Brussels – Belgium

To investigate the characteristics of the building Lucile Soufflet and Domitienne Cuvelier sounded out the residents of the Peterbos site in Anderlecht. What emerged was an art project that enables everybody to identify their own space. A...

ROOSE PARTNERS ARCHITECTS : Portrait of Serge Roose

The architect Serge Roose from Roose Partners Architects talks to us about his influences, the importance of context in his architecture, and the importance of hand-drawing as compared to the emergence of the computer. Serge Roose Roose...

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