The Docks Bruxsel architectural complex is part of a larger urban project with the aim of transforming abandoned industrial wasteland into a new lively and dynamic district on the outskirts of the city.
This project has provided a home for a couple and their guests in the middle of an impressive green environment. The distinguishing features of the house are two large pitched volumes that are in stark contrast with the surrounding level ground but perfectly offset against the tall trees.
This modern interpretation of a classic traditional-style house can be found in the North Brabant village of Rijsbergen near Breda.
As the name suggests, the project is situated on the site of the old gasworks on the outskirts of Lier.
Sint-Antonius is a residential care facility situated in the centre of the quiet village of Sint-Pieters-Leeuw.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
The brief given to Victoria Wade Landscapes of Penarth, Cardiff was to create an elegant 'outdoor living room' for her client.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.