The strength and durability of Brick, allows it to handle extreme weather conditions while resisting any warp, rot, or decay. Because of this, little maintenance is required. The density of its ingredients creates an efficient thermal mass which keeps the internal temperature within the thermal comfort zone. Visually, its compact size is available in various colors, textures, and shapes to generate multiple patterns at large scales. For these reasons, the architects of dieter de vos architecten have developed the ‘triple brick arch house’. source : designboom
Cook & Book divided into two blocs (two separate buildings) and nine rooms, each with a different selection of books, different decoration and of course, the possibility to dine there. The specific sections/rooms include fine arts, music, general fiction, children’s literature, cook books, travel, graphic novels, lifestyle and each of them holds a certain amount of English books. The interior design of the bookstore deserves a special mention as it is nothing short of unique. The Designers had a huge space to work with and they created nine autonomous spaces, each with its own character and atmosphere. There’s even a terrace where you can read or eat or both, as well as a small playground for the children. Open 7 days a week, you can brunch, you can dine and even rent out the space for private functions.
Right in the center of Antwerp, is located the Het Gebaar restaurant, where the chef Roger Van Damme offers unique gastronomic experiences to those who seek them. Deeply influenced by the culinary methods of Tokyo, he creates deserts that are not only pleasure to the palate, but to the eye as well.
Belgian artist Sammy Slabbinck’s work comprises surreal collages and illustrations that somewhat unexpectedly combine vintage with contemporary images.
A nine storey stack of cantilevered volumes dressed in red sandstone from Rajasthan.
Designed by Belgian interior designer Esther Gutmer and architect Helena Marczewski. A breath of fresh air and contemporary spirit!
Led by julien de smedt, JDS architects have unveiled the design of siblings factory, a concept store in the heart of brussels, belgium.
Love the live cactus fence