The Refuge was designed by Wim Goes Architectuur in Deinze as a link between the landscape and the architecture. The architect managed to change the perceptions of the inhabitants of the house, who confessed to viewing the landscape in a whole new light.
“Somebody that I used to know” is Belgian-Australian artist Gotye‘s single, released in July 2011. Since then it has been played by radio stations around the world, and now it has been remixed by club giant, DJ Tiësto. As the only official remix of the track, this has all the hallmarks of a club anthem in the making.
M Architecure have completed an attic bridal room in a house in Belgium. The bathroom is enclosed in the middle of the space using a transparent partition, there is storage in the headboard and natural light is brought in using a skylight in the sloping roof.
There are more pictures of this amazing tiny space on DesignBoom
Cuberdons are Belgian sweets that are really very popular within the country but not well knows outside their borders. I Love Belgium has featured them just to show us how lovely they really are. Cuberdons are made with a secret recipe shared only by a handful of confisiers or confectioners and are a firm part of every Flemish child’s memories.
Cuberdons are a violet-coloured sugar cone with a thick raspberry syrup inside. The traditional way to eat the Cuberdons is to bite the top and release the thick syrup inside.
For the exhibitionist in all of us, Cashon & Co has compiled a list of beautiful glass houses located in places like New Canaan, Belgium and Italy. They are beautiful individually but collectively, they make you want to buy a glass house somewhere deserted.
See all the images of these amazing glass house on Cashon & Co
On September 24th 2011, new work by Japanese artist Tadashi Kawamata and a collaboration with Pieterjan Gijs and Arnout Van Vaerenbergh was unveiled in a public space near Borgloon-Heers in the Flemish province of Limburg. The installation of what looks like a transparent church, consists of a church shaped structure made from 30 tons of steel and 2000 columns and is built on a base of concrete. From different angles, the church shape looks more or less solid, illustrating the idea of transparency, that just because you don’t see something, doesn’t mean it’s not there.
This is one of the most innovative renovations I have ever seen. What used to be an old outbuilding has been transformed into a luxurious bed and breakfast in Belgium. The bones and original brick work has been preserved and are wholly visible but small touches of the modern have been added to enhance this building’s personality and charm. A mezzanine was added by inserting steel sheets into the existing structure, these steel sheets continue outside to form the roof of an addition. That addition is enclosed entirely in glass, which adds space and brings the expansive surroundings closer.
Very rarely do you find a home that “turns it’s back”, literally, on almost every tradition in house building there is, but this one does. It’s a house designed by Belgian Architecture firm, dmvA Architecten. The house consists of a closed façade on the front street side view with a contrasting transparent façade on back garden view. Both the wall and roof are fully glazed.
Green u-formed profile-glass as well as float glass are used to help pull light into the house and define the atmosphere inside.
The internal organization is characterized by the principle of open/closed areas. Service spaces are situated on the street side, while living and bedrooms are on the garden side. Characteristic to the floor plan is the aisle connecting front and back, referring to the typical Flemish alley.