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Ferme du Chaudron . Brussels

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The belt around Brussels is not really known as a destination for residents of Brussels. Nevertheless, its beauty and character are striking. Long considered the natural space outside the city, today the vision of this area is changing. The territory of Neerpede is increasingly being developed as an urban amenity in its own right – at once landscaped and metropolitan. Continue reading 51N4E

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falconpoort . Antwerp

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Amid the redevelopment of a historic albeit neglected block in Antwerp, the project for six dwellings and a commercial space stands at the crossover between a public square and a more intimate urban courtyard,revitalizing two abandoned buildings. Through the creation of new volumes, the two contexts are each addressed in their own specificities while focusing on a densely organized programme combined with a richness in terms of spatiality and flexibility. Continue reading 51n4e

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Room In The City . Leuven

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The client, a family of 5, lives in an archetypical row house on a dense plot in the historic centre of Leuven. The home is transformed into a collection of connected spaces with very diverse characters: a very big, high and bright space with zenithal light becomes the centre of the project. A small adjoining brick shed is reached through a secret staircase. The street side room serves as a vestibule, a reception space plus storage room. The garden becomes an open air room with green walls and an oversized water element. Continue reading 51N4E

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Denfert building . Paris

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The new 7400sqm building will mark the entrance to the Saint-Vincent-de-Paul district, between Port-Royal and Denfert-Rochereau. It is part of a cultural center that aims for artistic excellence, accessibility to all audiences with an international reach. The programme combines exhibitions, restaurants and artistic events with artist residences, as well as commercial and social housing. Continue reading Tham & Videgård . 51N4E