Bogdan & Van Broeck
Bogdan & Van Broeck Architects are responsible for
& May Vervoordt Foundation and the new Atelier. In
this video the architects share their vision and experiences on the
project. It is Dutch spoken whith English subtitles.
An apartment with the essentials of a house
Every home has at least three facades with a gallery porch
functioning as outdoor space accessible from the entire house. The
project makes maximum use of the strong points of its surroundings:
The waterside location and the link to the industrial heritage.
This is achieved by aligning the vantage points with the village
squares, architecture and water.
At the same time we aim for a harmonic relation between public and
private space. For that reason carefully chosen openings are left
between the volumes providing views on the silos, the water and
intersecting village squares. This leads to the very core of this
design: "rooms with a view".
Architecture as a window on the world
This principle is applied on different scales. From an urban
development point of view, the spaces between the units are
conceived as outdoor rooms and their surroundings. Architecturally
the assignment of the unit functions and the position of the
windows are designed in such a manner they optimize the view and
make maximum use of the sunlight but without compromising
Unique apartments in a coherent unit
Loggias with high windows create in each unit a large indoor
winter garden and an abundance of daylight. By variations in plan
shape and type and the separate effects of each façade, every Cube
is unique and identifiable within a larger coherent whole.
More information on Bogdan & Van Broeck Architects: www.bogdanvanbroeck.com