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Tondo . Brussels

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office kersten geers david van severen . photos: © Bas Princen . + baunetz

‘Tondo’ is a footbridge that connects the House of Representatives’ offices with its recent extensions, the new Forum Building, on the other side of the Leuvensestraat in the centre of Brussels. The bridge was explicitly designed as a spatial element, rather than a technical solution. Named after the tradition of the ‘Tondo’, a circular renaissance painting, it’s shaped like a ring, and tucked between the two facades. There is a generous walk around an enclosed outer space, which also functions as an escape and meeting space. At the same time, the ‘detour’ also allows the height difference between both buildings to be bridged by means of a single, accessible slope of 4%. Continue reading OFFICE

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VILLA IV . Brussels

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OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen

This is a house for a family with two young children, one of whom uses a wheelchair. For that child, the house functions as a world in itself, easily accessible, complex yet smooth – a continuous panorama. The round floor plan tries to emphasise this relationship between house and garden, between intimate and extrovert spaces. Its centripetal form collects a set of particular rooms that are easily accessible through the central space, which functions as storage. Continue reading OFFICE

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ART ROOM . Brussels

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OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen

This single large room is dedicated for one function, to enjoy a private collection of art. Inserted in a steep slope of a garden of a villa in Brussels, the room connects the two different levels on each side of the building. On the higher level, the sliding door opens to a logistical lift to bring artwork down from the street level to the lower garden level. Continue reading OFFICE