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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 [6] that is also deeply aesthetically pleasing.

The center of the building houses laboratory and studio space, music venues and a rooftop terrace [7], 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 [8] from the building’s original interior.

+51N4E [1]

Photos © Filip Dujardin and Paul Steinbrück

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[1] 51N4E: http://www.51n4e.com

[2] textile factory: http://inhabitat.com/tag/textile-factory/

[3] Buda Island: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buda_(Kortrijk)

[4] natural light: http://inhabitat.com/tag/natural-light/

[5]  : http://inhabitat.com/yellow-brick-buda-art-studio-carved-into-an-abandoned-textile-factory-in-belgium/buda-art-center-by-51n4e-02/?extend=1

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

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

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

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