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Dierendonckblancke architects

Het Gielsbos . Gierle

Dierendonckblancke architects . Het Gielsbos . Gierle (1)

Dierendonckblancke architects . photos: © Filip Dujardin

Het Gielsbos is an existing care facility for people with severe mental disabilities, located on large, green, public domain within the municipality of Gierle. This project includes the design of a masterplan to replace the outdated pavilions that houses the residents and to design seven new homes. Continue reading Dierendonckblancke architects

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Vector Architects

Seashore Library . Nandaihe

Vector Architects . Seashore Library . Nandaihe (1)

Vector Architects . photos: © Su Shengliang . © Xia Zhi

As the sky dims, cloud is dazzling in purple blue. Within a glimpse, it vanished. Ocean is in charcoal gray. The wave paddles to the sand with a rhythm that you can almost hear. It’s a resonate sound that travels deep and far. The sea breeze leaves its footprint onto the sand land, creating ripples of air waves. An old boat sits half-sunken under the sand, as if it has harbored here for years. There are few tarred down small houses used to be fishermen’s shelter. The leftover shingles and broken walls enclose space in dark. Through the dilapated openings on the wall, look out, is the sea in stillness, like paintings hanging upon the wall. Continue reading Vector Architects

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Gian Salis

House on a Hillside . Wyhlen

Gian Salis . House on a Hillside . Wyhlen (1)

Gian Salis . photos: © Gian Salis

The building site is overgrown with natural wooded undergrowth on a steeply inclined hillside with a wide prospect over the flat valley of the River Rhine as far as Basle. In earlier times grapevines were cultivated on the sun-facing hillside. The client’s wish is for an affordable house with small rooms, but which nevertheless interact with the unspoiled countryside via large windows. Continue reading Gian Salis