A HARMONY OF MODERN AND CLASSIC ELEMENTS

A harmony of modern and classic elements

Miniature Black Grey pulls the design together

This modern interpretation of a classic traditional-style house can be found in the North Brabant village of Rijsbergen near Breda.  

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THE OLD GASWORKS IN LIER

The Old Gasworks in Lier

Coherent architecture with variations in shade

As the name suggests, the project is situated on the site of the old gasworks on the outskirts of Lier.  

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MIX OF HAND-MADE FACING BRICKS COMBINES PEACE AND LIVELINESS

Mix of Hand-Made facing bricks combines peace and liveliness

New Sint-Antonius residential care facility in Brussels South

Sint-Antonius is a residential care facility situated in the centre of the quiet village of Sint-Pieters-Leeuw. 

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SHOW GARDEN FULL OF VARIETY CREATES HAVEN OF PEACE AND OPENNESS

Show garden full of variety creates haven of peace and openness

Light grey clay paver demonstrates its versatility as a paving material

As managers of family business Tuinen Hoornaert, the pair designed the outside space with two aims in mind: to create both a peaceful oasis for the family and also an inspiring show garden for customers. The result: a garden that stimulates the senses and spontaneously inspires ideas while at the same time looking completely natural and simple. 

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RED-BROWN COLOUR PALLET FOR THE FAÇADE AS A NOD TO THE PAST

Red-brown colour pallet for the façade as a nod to the past

Miniature Red Brown plays all its trump cards at contemporary house

When commissioned to design this contemporary villa, AIDarchitecten was asked to pay close attention to the orientation and views. 
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ATMOSPHERIC GARDEN WITH AN OPEN CHARACTER THANKS TO LAVA CLAY PAVERS

Atmospheric garden with an open character thanks to Lava clay pavers

Contemporary outside space is a pleasant place in which to relax

Landscape and garden designer Stijn De Baets was given the challenge of creating a garden with a holiday feel and peaceful atmosphere. "The feel is the prime concern while paying due attention to architectural guidelines and proportions. It is mainly a question of interpreting what a space requires in order to allow it to realise its maximum potential", explains Stijn.   

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THE UNIQUE ENCLOSED GARDEN OF THE MUSEUM OF THE CANALS IN AMSTERDAM

The unique enclosed garden of the Museum of the Canals in Amsterdam

Part of the museum that helps tell the history of the ring of canals

The museum about Amsterdam’s ring of canals is housed in a beautiful large mansion on a bend of the Herengracht. Behind this unique building which provides the ideal location for the museum, there is a spacious garden twelve metres wide and thirty metres long. While being exceptional for the area, the garden fits in perfectly with the status and the character of this building. 

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THE RE-EVALUATION OF THE HISTORIC VONDELPARK PAVILION IN AMSTERDAM

The re-evaluation of the historic Vondelpark Pavilion in Amsterdam

A clear and directional design

In 2014, the space outside the beautifully renovated pavilion which houses the cultural hotspot VondelCS was adapted to complement the restoration.
 

The brief was to ensure that the area immediately surrounding the building not only provided the perfect foil for the pavilion but also fitted in with Jan David Zocher’s design for the Vondelpark dating back to 1865.  

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UNIQUE APPEARANCE OF DARK GRAPHITE CLAY PAVER DOMINATES TOUR & TAXIS PLAZA

Unique appearance of dark Graphite clay paver dominates Tour & Taxis plaza

Or how a natural clay paver can blend in with its surroundings

Tour & Taxis is a unique location with exceptional architecture in the heart of our Belgian capital. Here you will find a wide variety of tenants, exciting showrooms, various businesses, gourmet restaurants, services and an urban project full of promise for the whole district.  

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CREATIVITY WITH FACING BRICKS DEFINES LOOK OF OFFICE BUILDING

Creativity with facing bricks defines look of office building

Brick has been and still is the most durable and timeless material

CAW Oost-Vlaanderen is in the process of constructing an office building with primary care facilities and 16 short-stay units on the site of a former brewery in the heart of Sint-Gillis-bij-Dendermonde. 

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THE 2016 RHS HAMPTON COURT PALACE FLOWER SHOW

The 2016 RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

We were proud to have helped these lovely causes and gardens

RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 

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BRICK-CLAD OFFICE BUILDING WITH INFINITUM 3003, THE TONE HAS BEEN SET!

Brick-clad office building with infinitum 3003, the tone has been set!

The link between traditional and innovative architecture

When the project manager and the architect are one and the same person, the outcome is always awaited with keen anticipation.  It invariably leads to unique realisations that exhibit great attention to detail. 

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A GARDEN TO UNWIND WITH A FUNCTIONAL EDGE

A garden to unwind with a functional edge

The logical option of clay pavers, a fair and sustainable garden element oozing character

The client, Koen, lives very near to his business at the French border. He longed for a place where he could unwind, with no connections whatsoever to his hatchery business. Landscape architect Berwout Dochy's mission was to design a garden based on this brief.  

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SHEPERDESS WALK, A NEW RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT IN CENTRAL LONDON

Sheperdess Walk, a new residential development in central London

The tectonic expression of Nature7 Brick L as a connecting element

Shepherdess Walk is a new residential development in central London, located near to Old Street roundabout, on the border of Shoreditch, London’s technology hub and design district of Clerkenwell. 

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PEACE AND QUIET IN THE CITY CENTRE

Peace and quiet in the city centre

Foot paths with Septima Auburn clay pavers in city garden

In the heart of the beautiful historic city centre of Ghent a unique new building has been realized, on the corner of the well-known Vrijdagmarkt and the shopping street Langemunt. The thoroughly restored facade - carried out in coordination with the Department for Heritage Conservation - disguises a residential project of 45 apartments.  

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VERTICAL APPLICATIONS CONCEPT

Vertical applications concept

Facing bricks as a creative source of a new school building

A brand new building has been erected at the north side of the sports facility, on the playgrounds of the elementary school building. The new school building is home to a nursery school and equipped with several class rooms and all of the facilities that teachers need to fulfil their tasks in the best way possible.  

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MODEST CHURCH BUILDING WITH A NATURAL LOOK

Modest church building with a natural look

A unique brick for a unique project

The architecture of the new church building is based on two starting points: the powerful lines of the original burnt down church, and the wish to make the building a great place to meet.  

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BELVAL, A FRANÇOIS SCHUITEN-STYLE UTOPIA

Belval, a François Schuiten-style utopia

Graphite clay pavers unite and colour the neighbourhood

The project to which Vande Moortel has been able to contribute with its clay pavers is located at the heart of this large site: the redevelopment of public spaces at Terrasse des Hauts Fourneaux, where the twenty buildings of the Cité des Sciences stand. 

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ROOM-SIZED GARDEN AT THE REAR OF A NEWISH TOWN HOUSE IN OTLEY

Room-sized garden at the rear of a newish town house in Otley

Clients wanted a durable, not fading and practical non-slip material

The clients, Angela and Richard, approached garden designer, Helen Taylor in 2014 to redesign their tiny room-sized garden (approx. 5 x 5 metres) at the rear of their newish town house in Otley. The existing decking had become treacherously slippy and dark when wet and they wanted to have it replaced with a practical non-slip material. 
 
 
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THE PHARMACY OF THE FUTURE

The pharmacy of the future

Traditional Flemish brickwork with a contemporary look

The client contacted the architect with a clear vision in mind. What would become 'the pharmacy of the future', was confirmed by concepts such as customer centricity, functionality, architecture and detailing. The result is a powerful sample of innovative architecture in every way 

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LINEA 8012 AND SEPTIMA CLARET IN UNIQUE AND SURPRISING APPLICATIONS

Linea 8012 and SeptimA Claret in unique and surprising applications

Uniformity as a concept

As the owner of this building is the co-manager of a construction company, this project needed to reference this in every way. The resulting building stands out in more ways than one. Within its environment the building catches - very subtly - the eye architecturally, technically and conceptually.  

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MODERN APARTMENT BUILDING WITH CLEVER DESIGN

MODERN APARTMENT BUILDING WITH CLEVER DESIGN

A FAÇADE STRUCTURE FULL OF CONTRAST THANKS IN PART TO YELLOW BROWN NATURE7 BRICK V

The apartment building was built on a very narrow plot which forms a transition between a large building from the 1960s and a typical corner lot in an authentic side street of the ring road. Due to the protection of historic buildings and the cohesion of this side street, this corner lot could not be demolished.

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REFURBISHMENT OF ‘ORLYPLEIN’ AS A MEETING PLACE

REFURBISHMENT OF ‘ORLYPLEIN’ AS A MEETING PLACE

THE RETURN OF THE HUMAN DIMENSION

The Sloterdijk area is undergoing a thorough redevelopment. It was once a business centre mainly comprising offices and industry, but this is set to change. Over the coming years, it will gradually be transformed into a more varied city area that is not only better linked to its surroundings, but where it will also be possible to live. 

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JACK WOOLLEY’S "SPIRAL HOUSE" WITH LINEA 3016

Jack Woolley’s "Spiral House" with linea 3016

Winner of the RIBA Viewpoint competition (RIBA Journal; Sept. 2015)

The site in Balham, abandoned for the past 15 years and overrun by Japanese knotweed, was originally the garden of a neighbouring building. It made the ground works complicated but the site unappealing to developers and hence affordable.   

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SUCCESSFUL RESTORATION HIGHLIGHTS BEAUTY OF GIVET'S HISTORIC CENTRE

Successful restoration highlights beauty of Givet's historic centre

The Meuse quayside is transformed by its new clay paving

No less than 4,800 m2 of clay paving and 8,000 m2 of asphalt pavement and roads were necessary to transform a public space originally used by cars into a pleasant area for all sorts of people and passers-by. 

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FOCUS ON THE SEPTIMA GRAPHITE CLAY PAVER

FOCUS ON THE SEPTIMA GRAPHITE CLAY PAVER

A SLEEK CONTEMPORARY GARDEN DESIGN FEATURING THIS UNIQUE DARK CLAY PAVER

Discover the countless possibilities of application of this clay paver. Have a look at the photos and be inspired for your next project!

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PLACE DU MARCHÉ IN ROANNE ADDS COLOUR TO THE TOWN ONCE AGAIN

Place du Marché in Roanne adds colour to the town once again

Parking lot becomes town square in a mosaic of clay pavers

An upcoming trend in city development these days is to give the village and town squares back to the pedestrians, at the expense of cars. In Roanne, a French town in the Loire Department and the Rhône-Alpes region, this metamorphosis is being realized within the framework of an extensive plan to bring new life to the town centre and its pedestrian streets.

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ANCIENNE BELGIQUE COPPER BROWN AT PRIVATE GARDEN IN RAVENSCOUR PARK, LONDON

Ancienne Belgique Copper Brown at private Garden in Ravenscour Park, London

A rich palette of materials consisting of Vande Moortel clay paving

"A rich palette of materials consisting of Vande Moortel clay paving, Bingley Sandstone from Yorkshire, traditional weathered London Stock bricks and Bronzino bronze cauldrons brought a sophisticated and elegant feel to this private garden in Ravenscourt Park, London W12. 

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THE IMPORTANCE OF BEDDING COURSE SANDS IN HEAVILY TRAFFICKED PAVEMENTS

The Importance of Bedding Course Sands in Heavily Trafficked Pavements

Technical advice

It is established that the best bedding course sands for flexible clay pavements are naturally occurring silica sands from the quaternary geological series and sea-dredged sands. Crushed rock sands should only be used in domestic applications.  

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POWERFUL APPEARANCE THANKS TO DARK FACING BRICKS WITH CONTRASTING FINISH

Powerful appearance thanks to dark facing bricks with contrasting finish

new library to become Zoersel's new village icon

The new library is set to become Zoersel's new village icon. The building is the result of a balancing exercise between designing a building that is tailored to the village on the one hand, and demonstrating its role as a public building on the other hand.

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CLAY PAVERS CONNECTING ALL GARDEN ELEMENTS

Clay pavers connecting all garden elements

A blue and grey mosaic around an azure blue centre

In this functional contemporary garden pleasure and ease of maintenance are the focus. The remarkably spacious grass lawn forms the ideal space for garden parties, children at play and games.  

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AUTHENTIC CLAY PAVERS PROVIDE A SEAMLESS TRANSITION BETWEEN THE INTERIOR AND THE EXTERIOR

Authentic clay pavers provide a seamless transition between the interior and the exterior

A peaceful haven in all seasons

Gianni De Clercq from Green Concepts was given the briefing to design a garden which the owners could enjoy all year round. In the midst of all the hustle and bustle there should be a functional and low-maintenance area, combining the traditional character with some modern elements.  

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BUDGET-FRIENDLY HOUSING WITH A STRONG ELEMENT OF DECORATIVE BRICKWORK

Budget-friendly housing with a strong element of decorative brickwork

3 formats of brick contribute towards this characteristic, raised façade

For the design of this building, which is situated in a rural area, the architects had to contend with a tight budget. In order to reduce construction costs, they proposed limiting the surface area of the project and also keeping the level of intervention by subcontractors to a minimum.  

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HUIS VAN HENDRIK WITH COURTYARD GARDEN WINS LIEVEN DE KEY MEDAL 2014!

Huis van Hendrik with courtyard garden wins Lieven de Key Medal 2014!

SeptimA Sepia paver in top design

On 18 November 2014, during the presentation of the Lieven de Key Medal at the town hall in Haarlem, the project “Huis van Hendrik” was awarded two prizes. Both the professional jury and the public chose the Huis van Hendrik as a winner. It is the first time in the history of this prize that a project has won a prize from both the professional jury and the public. It can rightly be referred to as unique. 

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BRICK7

Brick7

First UK projects built!

1 year after the UK introduction of the ecological, revolutionary Brick7 format, we are delighted to discover that UK architects have well and truly taken Brick7 onboard. 

The first projects have now been finished and there are many others underway! 

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DOUBLE FIRED CLAY PAVERS IN A CONTEMPORARY DESIGN BY MONBALIU LANDSCAPE GARDENERS

Double fired clay pavers in a contemporary design by Monbaliu landscape gardeners

Home, environment and garden in harmony

This modern, newly built villa forms a geometric ensemble in a green setting. A series of small volumes and smart views together create a sense of openness and intimacy. 
 
 

 

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FACING BRICKS AND CLAY PAVERS

Facing bricks and clay pavers

a perfect match

Established for the past 150 years Vande Moortel's range of facing bricks and clay pavers continue to attain the highest standards of quality, both products being manufactured from the same clay source in the one factory offering the specifier continuation of colour and texture allowing landscaping to flow seamlessly into brickwork.  

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BACK GARDEN WITH A SUBTLE MIX OF TRADITIONAL MATERIALS

back garden with a subtle mix of traditional materials

Pearlgrey clay paver in a design of Victoria Wade Landscapes of Penarth, Cardiff

The brief given to Victoria Wade Landscapes of Penarth, Cardiff was to create an elegant 'outdoor living room' for her client. 

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HUDDERSFIELD UNIVERSITY, WEST YORKSHIRE

Huddersfield University, West Yorkshire

Septima Terrestre clay paver in two different methods of flexible construction

Vande Moortel’s Septima Terrestre was used extensively on the hard landscaping to this new project at Huddersfield University’s Learning and Leisure Centre on their City Centre Campus.  

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HOBSON'S SQUARE, A SIGNIFICANT NEW PUBLIC SPACE FOR CAMBRIDGE

Hobson's Square, a significant new public space for Cambridge

clay paving: a unique blend of colours in 3 sizes

As Phase 1 of the public space known as Hobson's Square at Countryside Property's Great Kneighton Development nears completion, the design incorporating a unique blend of colours from Vande Moortel's Ancienne Belgique, Septima and Decima range of clay pavers specified by Place Design+Planning of London can now be seen to its full potential.

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RENOVATION OF A FIVE STORY TOWNHOUSE IN NORTH OXFORD

Renovation of a five story townhouse in North Oxford

curve-linear design with Ancienne Belgique Camel

The final stage in the complete renovation of this five story townhouse in a North Oxford Conservation Area was carried out using the design and architectural services of Rogue Designs of Eynsham.  

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GARDEN AT LONDON’S ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS BY TOM STUART SMITH

Garden at London’s Royal Academy of Arts by Tom Stuart Smith

SeptimA pavers in the center of London

Tom Stuart-Smith has created a new garden at the Royal Academy in the heart of London. In a previously neglected space, closely surrounded by buildings and with very little natural light, the Keepers House Garden creates a lush green retreat and café seating area – just a few hundred meters away from the noise and bustle of Piccadilly Circus.  

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BLACKBOX: CULFORD MEWS LONDON BY FORM_ART ARCHITECTS

BLACKBOX: Culford Mews London by Form_art Architects

Walls of linea 6012 connect the exterior and interior of this mews house

The idea of the mews served as the starting point for Blackbox in more ways than just its physical location. In contrast to the traditional mews architecture of solid brick enclosures with tiny windows and little daylight, this design is filled with light, but still respects the contextual language of a 'solid box'.  

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NEWHALL, HARLOW WITH VANDE MOORTEL CLAY PAVERS

Newhall, Harlow with Vande Moortel Clay Pavers

A high standard of design

Newhall is planned to be self–sufficient meeting the everyday needs of its 6,000 residents with primary schools, community facilities, employment, convenience shops and services, sports and leisure spaces. 

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A PROMENADE IN SINT-ANNALAND

A promenade in Sint-Annaland

The unique hardness of Vande Moortel

Recently, the promenade in the harbour of Sint-Annaland was completed. This promenade is part of the urban upgrading of the transition between the village and the Oosterschelde – an estuary in Zeeland, Holland. By completing this first phase, the municipality of Tholen wished to take the lead with regard to the design and quality of future improvements.  

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VISION AND DESIGN FOR HAAGSTREEK, LEIDSCHENDAM

Vision and design for Haagstreek, Leidschendam

How pavers can work in a design for a care environment

The (long-term) care that is provided in the Haagstreek health facility focuses on patients’ mental health. But the various services provided here all have their own specific spatial needs. Vollmer & Partners’ vision was aimed at achieving a tranquil “healing environment” and optimum coordination between the specific care provided in this facility and the surroundings. The plan provides for a qualitative outdoor space that is superbly tailored to the architecture of the new care buildings in terms of composition, and the colours and materials used.  

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CARE HOME, HUISE-ZINGEM (BELGIUM) BY SERGISON BATES ARCHITECTS

Care home, Huise-Zingem (Belgium) by Sergison Bates Architects

An English view on Flemish tradition

Sergison Bates architects have earned a reputation as one of the UK’s leading architectural practices. Recently they were responsible for the development of a care home in Huise-Zingem, Belgium. 

 

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TRITSTRAAT KAMPENHOUT (BELGIUM)

Tritstraat Kampenhout (Belgium)

Nature7 in social housing

The first stage of the Tritstraat project has been started in Kampenhout. This project consists of building 80 subsidised owner-occupied houses commissioned by the Regional Housing Company in Sint-Pieters-Leeuw. The project was designed by Comodo Architects from Leuven, who opted for 2 coloured bricks from the Nature7 range as facing brick. 

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THE 2013 CENTENARY CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW!

The 2013 Centenary Chelsea Flower Show!

Vande Moortel Pavers at the Most Famous Flower Show in the World

At the 2013 Chelsea Flower Show designers chose Vande Moortel pavers for two award winning gardens. SeptimA Mahogany took centre stage in the Gold Medal winning East Village Garden. In the Silver Gilt Medal winning Massachusetts Garden SeptimA Olive pavers were chosen to complement the garden’s novel use of leather panels.

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WINNER NEW LONDON ARCHITECTURE AWARD 2012

WINNER NEW LONDON ARCHITECTURE AWARD 2012

LIBRARY STREET AFFORDABLE HOUSING, LONDON BUILT WITH LINEA FACING BRICKS

The New London Awards recognise the very best in architecture, planning and development in the capital.
New and proposed projects were eligible across all sectors of the built environment and were judged by an international jury.

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