(t)huiswerk

In this old factury, originally used for retting flax, Joke Vermeulen & Francis Catteeuw of compagnie-O. architecten are working to transform it into their home.  8 years they’ve been working on this amazing project, and in a few months, it’s finally supposed to be finished.  With Unité, we got a sneek peak  for oursection (t)huiswerk, where we visit architects in their homes.  The story behind this project is very interesting, and can be found in our first issue on page 13, although only in Dutch.  It’s too much to translate (or even summarize), so I will leave you with these pictures.  I hope they speak for themselves, because I’m extremely excited about this project!  The view is amazing, and I love that it’s so pure and industrial, while still being one with the environment.

 

all pictures taken by me for Unité

Unité #1

So… Time has come to tell you about what has been consuming all my free time lately!

This year, I’m part of Existenz, which is a group of students from the first master of architecture in Leuven.  All year, we work towards our Existenz Maximum Week: we get our hands on an abandonned building in Leuven and completely transform it into architectural heaven.  During this week, we organise workshops and lectures – all of them more or less connected to architecture. (More information about Existenz (although only in Dutch) and the things we do, can be found at our website.)

2010-2011 is the 16th year of Existenz and this year, we’re taking it one step further.  We’ve created a magazine, called ‘Unité’, which will be found for free in all architecture schools in Flanders.    Yesterday the first issue came out, and all of us are so proud of what we’ve accomplished.

Therefor, I present you the on line version of Unité #1.

In the next few days, I will tell you more about the articles that I worked on, but in the meantime, tell me what you think of the overall look!