Founded in 1968, Art Brussels is one of the most renowned contemporary art fairs in Europe. To mark the launch of the new and diverse #INVITED section Art Brussels commissioned DONCKRICHARDARCHITECTS the scenography of a dedicated space supporting emerging galleries and art spaces transcending the typical gallery format.
Built in 17th century the house of Xavier & Karin Donck had been inhabited by the same family for ages. They renovated the house keeping most of the interior as is but adding value tot the spaces where needed. The biggest change was the integration of huge windows to give the interior the light it needed.
The City Appartment
In this project DONCKRICHARDARCHITECTS got challenged by a young family looking for the perfect place to start a family life of their own. This renovation and the choices of furniture, lighting and art resulted in a energetic city cocoon which feels like a warm nest for it's owners.
The Warehouse Office
In this project the DONCKRICHARDARCHITECTS team was asked to come up with a solution to centralise all of it's clients office spaces that were scattered around Flanders. After several site visits an old warehouse presented itself as the perfect place to welcome all divisions of the company. DONCKRICHARDARCHITECTS proposed to keep the concrete structure as a frame and redesigned the building around it.
The renovation of this traditional farmhouse near the Belgian coast was done with the uttermost respect for its original volumes and spaces. Adding lot's of light - a signature intervention of DONCKRICHARDARCHITECTS - turned this magnificent building into the perfect place to relax from the busy life its owners, a couple of doctors, life each and every day.
Laurius is a succesfull law office based in Antwerp and Brussels for which we have been working for over 10 year now. One of our latest projects was the redesign of an office space intended for the partners but now taken over by the rapidly expanding and international team. You can discover more images on their website: Laurius.be
You can see more images on their website: Laurius.be
This is Arthur Donck’s first house in Brussels before he decided to expand his family. House Imperial has some interesting history as it was built by a famous "motorcycle side car maker". The living quarters were installed on the highest floors of the house adding light and great views to the most used living rooms. The sleeping quarters moved to the first and second floor in the cooler part of the house. Today a new family is making their nest in this small patch of heaven in the centre of Brussels.
This public bench is the result of a competition organised by the Brussels Region and won by Olivier Richard and team. The bench is stood in the Garden of the Flowerist in Laken.