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Yellow-Brick Buda Art Studio Carved into an Abandoned Textile Factory in Belgium

Posted By Tafline Laylin On March 28, 2013 @ 9:30 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,Gallery,Green renovation,Innovation,Recycled Materials | No Comments

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Two main interventions allowed 51N4E to transform the dinky old building into a contemporary marvel that now takes up a big chunk of a large city block. First they cut out a giant pentagonal “void” from the nucleus of the building, in order to flood the whole building with daylight – an energy-saving strategy [1] that is also deeply aesthetically pleasing.

The center of the building houses laboratory and studio space, music venues and a rooftop terrace [2], all of which are connected by a central staircase, while a new open pavilion at the street level leads visitors into the lower entrance – like a giant antechamber. Lastly, the entire building is clad in beautiful yellow brick that was harvested [3] from the building’s original interior.

+51N4E [4]

Photos © Filip Dujardin and Paul Steinbrück

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[1] energy-saving strategy: http://inhabitat.com/vennesla-librarys-ribbed-prefab-design-features-energy-efficient-strategies-in-norway/

[2] rooftop terrace: http://inhabitat.com/?s=rooftop+terrace

[3] that was harvested: http://inhabitat.com/tag/adaptive-reuse/

[4] +51N4E: http://www.51n4e.com

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