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Stylish, Sustainable St-Agatha-Berchem Housing Complex Exceeds Energy Code in Belgium

Stylish, Sustainable St-Agatha-Berchem Housing Complex Exceeds Energy Code in Belgium

The new social housing units by Buro II & Archi+I were inspired by the social housing district built in 1922-1925 by architect Victor Bourgeois. There are two groupings - one on Beheersstraat with 43

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Baumraum Creates Self-Sufficient Treehouse Retreat in the Forests of Hechtel-Eksel, Belgium

Baumraum Creates Self-Sufficient Treehouse Retreat in the Forests of Hechtel-Eksel, Belgium

The project is a joint initiative between Sappi, an international paper producer, its communications agency Proximity, the Flemish Forest and Nature Agency and the city of Hechtel-Eksel, Belgium.

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AirHotel: 6 High-Flying Hotel Rooms Made of Recycled Materials in Belgium

AirHotel: 6 High-Flying Hotel Rooms Made of Recycled Materials in Belgium

Sterreschijter This hanging metal structure looks like an oversized bucket or carriage. It is attached to a tree trunk by clamping and tensioning and has a translucent roof opening. Suspended a full six

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Beautiful House Bernheimbeuk is Wrapped Around a Single Tree in Belgium

Beautiful House Bernheimbeuk is Wrapped Around a Single Tree in Belgium

With a tiny footprint of only 99 square meters, House Bernheimbeuk is a three-story residential building linked by a simple metal staircase painted mattel-blue. The front and back of the home are screened

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‘Perspectives’ by Belgium is Design Offers a Refreshing Take on Sustainability in Milan

‘Perspectives’ by Belgium is Design Offers a Refreshing Take on Sustainability in Milan

For us, the highlight of this exhibition the Nomad Portable Solar Lamp by Alain Gilles. The lamp provides a safe and eco-friendly substitute to the dangerous kerosene lamp that is often used in

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Jean Nouvel & MDW Architecture Unveil Passive Tower for Belgium

Jean Nouvel & MDW Architecture Unveil Passive Tower for Belgium

We don't have a lot of details about Charleroi's new police headquarters, except that the 3rd towering vertical wing of the existing brick building will incorporate passive solar design in order to ensure

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Amazing Cathedral Made From 55,000 LEDs Rises at Belgium’s Festival of Lights

Amazing Cathedral Made From 55,000 LEDs Rises at Belgium’s Festival of Lights

The eye-catching structure will be a stand out out in the town and is the work of Luminarie De Cagna, an Italian family business. During local festive occassions, the company would light up buildings

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Strook’s Reverse Moss Graffiti Mural Emerges from a Wall of the STUK Arts Centre In Belgium

Strook’s Reverse Moss Graffiti Mural Emerges from a Wall of the STUK Arts Centre In Belgium

The Belgian artists was commissioned by De Invasie and STUK as part of a larger exhibition on sustainable living. A wall along a staircase leading into the centre was covered with moss and Strook used it

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MDW Architecture Revamps Belgium Le Lorraine Apartment Complex with Green Roofs and Natural Lighting

MDW Architecture Revamps Belgium Le Lorraine Apartment Complex with Green Roofs and Natural Lighting

Previously, walls blocked most of the light that would have otherwise penetrated the buildings, so MDW raised the complex's elevation so that it is now illuminated during the day without artificial

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Team Belgium’s E-Cube 2011 Solar Decathlon House is a DIY Modular Kit-Home

Team Belgium’s E-Cube 2011 Solar Decathlon House is a DIY Modular Kit-Home

Through their various decisions, the 40-member team from Ghent University constantly stressed affordability and efficiency. The house begins with a starter unit that, and according to the buyer’s time

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Artist Kris Verdonck’s Enclosed Bio-Dome Is Full of Belgium’s Most Invasive Species

Artist Kris Verdonck’s Enclosed Bio-Dome Is Full of Belgium’s Most Invasive Species

Verdonck’s EXOTE transformed stark, white gallery into an enclosed bio-dome featuring a lush, but poisoned ecosystem that speaks of man’s increasing interference in nature and its consequential havoc

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Striking Green-Roofed Concert Hall Sprouts in Soignies, Belgium

Striking Green-Roofed Concert Hall Sprouts in Soignies, Belgium

Designed by BE Weinand and L’Escaut Architects, the project serves as a cultural center and a public venue. The plan features a large plaza and outdoor amphitheater for concerts, and a gathering place

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Former Coal Mine Transformed Into a Shining Cultural Center In Belgium

Former Coal Mine Transformed Into a Shining Cultural Center In Belgium

The original red brick power plant has been updated with two concrete additions, and what used to be the mine's "nerve center" is now the heart of the C-MINE cultural center. The compressor hall, lift

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UNStudio Unveils Green-Roofed Library of the Future for Belgium

UNStudio Unveils Green-Roofed Library of the Future for Belgium

UNStudio has unveiled designs for an Urban Library of the Future in Gent, Belgium that presents a refined sense of public space. The building’s light, transparent design creates a public gathering place

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UPDATED PHOTOS: Belgium’s Médiacité Shopping Mall Complete

UPDATED PHOTOS: Belgium’s Médiacité Shopping Mall Complete

Image ©Ron Arad Architects London-based Israeli architect, Ron Arad, with the help of Jaspers Eyers, designed the roof of the mall along with the facade, mall interior and external piazzas. A long

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Médiacité: A New Sustainable Shopping Center For Liège Belgium

Médiacité: A New Sustainable Shopping Center For Liège Belgium

Later this month, Médiacité, a new shopping and entertainment center with some exciting green features will open up in the center of Liège, Belgium. Located nearby the new train station, Gare des

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Santiago Calatrava Unveils High Speed Rail Station in Belgium

Santiago Calatrava Unveils High Speed Rail Station in Belgium

Liège, Belgium recently unveiled a stunning new high speed rail station that will serve to further connect Northern Europe's rail lines. Designed by Santiago Calatrava, the Liège-Guillemins TGV railway

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BEAUTIFUL BUILDING REUSE: The Barn House in Belgium

BEAUTIFUL BUILDING REUSE: The Barn House in Belgium

photographs by Danica Kus Building reuse is often overshadowed by the long green shadow of new high performance architecture. But the intrinsic nature of repurposing and bringing second life to an

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All Netherlands Railways trains will be 100% wind powered by 2018

All Netherlands Railways trains will be 100% wind powered by 2018

The Netherlands have just become an example of the right way to respond to citizens’ demands for clean energy. Following a ruling earlier this year, after countrymen sued their government to reduce CO2

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Stunning see-through church is made from stacked weathered steel

Stunning see-through church is made from stacked weathered steel

Our favorite public space interventions often include an artistic angle, much like this stunning semi-transparent church in rural Limburg, Belgium. Belgian architects Pieterjan Gijs and Arnout Van

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This gigantic shimmering disc is made from 14,000 eyeglass lenses

This gigantic shimmering disc is made from 14,000 eyeglass lenses

Calgary-based artists Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett reused discarded and broken eyeglass lenses to create a massive installation suspended over the historic facade of Pera Museum in Istanbul.

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6 barns converted into beautiful new homes

6 barns converted into beautiful new homes

A good barn conversion can look stunning. An old and derelict work building can be brought back to life with a sensitive and imaginative transformation. Here are five ideas. Barns need imagination A

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Dutch citizens sue their government over climate change and win

Dutch citizens sue their government over climate change and win

In an unprecedented, landmark case 886 Dutch citizens have successfully sued their government for "knowingly contributing" to global warming, and for failing to take measures to prevent an increase of

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This factory turned family home uses curved walls to play with light

This factory turned family home uses curved walls to play with light

Belgian designers Graux and Baeyens have taken a warehouse loft near Kortrijk and turned it into a luxurious, and curvy, family home. The home also features classic, earth tones and vaulted ceilings. The

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Lommel Observation tower is wrapped in over 3.5 kilometers of rope to reflect the surrounding sand dunes

Lommel Observation tower is wrapped in over 3.5 kilometers of rope to reflect the surrounding sand dunes

Dutch design studio Ateliereen Architects designed a thirty-meter-high wooden observation tower inspired by the sand dunes of Lommelse Sahara in the Belgian town of Lommel. The triangular structure is

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Green-roofed Zeimuls Center blends perfectly into the Latvian landscape

Green-roofed Zeimuls Center blends perfectly into the Latvian landscape

The building is located on the edge of the town center facing an ancient castle mound with medieval, state-preserved ruins- the main tourist attraction of the town. It was the site itself that suggested

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Berlin’s Tchoban Foundation Museum shelters architectural history within an energy-saving, hand-drawn concrete facade

Berlin’s Tchoban Foundation Museum shelters architectural history within an energy-saving, hand-drawn concrete facade

Resolutely modern, the Tchoban Foundation’s Museum for Architectural Drawing springs forth from the end of a row of hundred year old apartment buildings at the entrance to the Industrial monument known

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Ultra-customizable Erembald bikes have organic designs laser-cut into their frames

Ultra-customizable Erembald bikes have organic designs laser-cut into their frames

Cycling is hot nowadays. Since driving cars has become expensive and traffic jams dominate the city landscape, bikes have become the number one urban transport manner. However, the vast majority of bikes

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This colorful Belgian apartment has beds built right into the walls!

This colorful Belgian apartment has beds built right into the walls!

The rooms were designed as mirrored spaces with one of them inside the chalet, while the other one faces it. The chalet protrudes outside in one of the rooms, while being positioned inside in the other.

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Hiroshi Nakamura’s Nasu Tepee home features a cluster of timber-clad peaks mingling with the trees

Hiroshi Nakamura’s Nasu Tepee home features a cluster of timber-clad peaks mingling with the trees

From the exterior, a guest may not be able to immediately discern whether the home is a collection of small buildings or one cohesive space. The playful curiosity raised by this uncertainty is quenched

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