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SWCS «Half Square Half Crazy» . Charleroi

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A competition for the extension of the headquarters of a social credit agency in Charleroi, Belgium. A research on a flexible and generous typology for offices, housing and public amenities. The simple concrete structure is designed as a façade, as internal technical shafts and as vertical circulations. Round columns, thin concrete slabs, square elevator shaft. Structure as architecture. On the streets, the simple grid of the structure resolutely proposes urban architecture. Generous winter gardens on two levels allow unexpected typologies for new forms of urban living and working. Architecture as structure. Architecture as infrastructure. Continue reading AgwA . Office

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Tim Van Laere Gallery . Antwerp

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The new Tim Van Laere Gallery in Antwerp (BE) will occupy a central position on the New South district, a project by developer Triple Living. As a concatenation of rooms, the building ‘shows’ its structure in its silhouette. A storage space, offices, a white cube, a chapel and a patio follow each other, as pure types of buildings where art can be experienced in different ways. The rooms are constructed as simple in-situ concrete boxes, isolated on the inside and lit by roof light. As an explicitly urban building, it is ambiguous and direct, with its gates directly on the street. The building makes a statement for both its immediate surroundings and inside; art is a central focal point and is immediately visible and accessible to everyone. Continue reading OFFICE