Toolbox Dorpse Architectuur

On Friday 22 October AR-TUR presents the Toolbox ‘Dorpse Architectuur’ in OC Kasterlee.

From the Kempen to the coast, the villages change rapidly. A wave of apartment buildings is rolling over the country and is making up an increasing part of the housing supply in small village centres. The quality of living in and around the the village is disappearing.

The Toolbox ‘Dorpse Architectuur’ presents a wide selection of inspiring examples tailored to the village. The book offers design tools in the form of village 'figures' and 'tactics' for plural living. And it outlines the preconditions for a good process. Midden Boechout is one of the project stories in the publication.

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Midden Boechout

Lecture Family-friendly housing

In the context of the exhibition 'Housing Apart Together', Architectuurwijzer is organizing a number of thematic lecture evenings together with the city of Antwerp and AG Vespa. On Wednesday 10 November, the theme is 'Family-friendly and stacked living'. In Flanders, the house with its own garden is considered the most ideal form of living with children. During this evening of lectures we show that stacked housing projects can also provide a nice home for families with children. Lecture by Ninke Happel and Koen Van Bockstal.

Lectures ‘Gezinsvriendelijk én gestapeld wonen’
10/11/2021, 19u - Antwerp University, S.R001 = Stadscampus gebouw R
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Family-friendly housing

Day of Architecture

BULK participates in Day of Architecture. You can visit two projects and our office building on 17 October. Come and see!

Info and registration via the following links (Dutch) :

D/a : Boechout Midden
D/a : Pension Van Schoonhoven
D/a : office BULK architecten

Schools for the future

At the initiative of group Van Roey the research group VUB Architectural Engineering developed a practical guide for clients and designers who want to realise sustainable and circular school buildings.

The manual helps clients and designers on their way to sustainable and circular school buildings. Example project Het Vliegertje – Design&Build kindergarten & elementary school in collaboration with Van Roey - illustrates the aspired circular design qualities.

Guide: Schools for the future


Start Paalstraat

Construction of project Paalstraat has started. Article on construction of notary's office and houses in Schoten (Dutch).

Artikel in GVA (Dutch)

Domesticating the Public

The Architecture Foundation and Brickworks Vande Moortel present a series of films focussed on the Belgian city of Antwerp. The series, which has been developed with support from the Flemish Architecture Institute and Flanders House, will comprise films about recent buildings in Antwerp as well as issues of city-wide concern.

Lecture by Koen Van Bockstal on three projects that BULK architecten has designed in Antwerp: a shelter for homeless people, an integrated kindergarten and housing scheme and a new residential development on the waterfront at Cadix.

Watch the film

Collaborative teams

Interview with Tom Vermeylen about Eric Sasse social housing project, working on collaborative teams, BULK architects and shared visions on building at contractor Houben.

interview Houben

Joint leave

Our offices are closed from 9 July to 1 August for joint leave. Happy holidays!

Housing Apart Together

Under the impulse of Atelier Stadbouwmeester, AG Vespa and Woonregie van de stad Antwerpen, the Housing Apart Together exhibition, an initiative of Architectuurwijzer, will be given an Antwerp edition with extra attention to family-friendly housing, cohabitation with seniors and the housing cooperative as an alternative owner's model. To mark this occasion, the expo has been supplemented with six new Antwerp collective housing projects, including the Cadix A4 - Shengenplein project.

Bar Paniek, Kattendijkdok-Oostkaai, Antwerp
Friday 2 July until Sunday, October 31, 2021
Open every day from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. – free entry

Housing Apart Together

expert meeting CONSTRUCT

Today, we are hosting an expert meeting in deSingel as part of Bouwmeester Label 021. Jasper Ponjee will talk to experts on behalf of BULK architects about how we can realize robust, open buildings.

Experts: Katrijn Apostel, stad Antwerpen - Oana Bogdan, Bogdan & Van Broeck architecten - Kristiaan Borret, bouwmeester van het Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest - Filip Canfyn, Rebel Group - Sofie de Caigny, Vlaams Architectuurinstituut - Steven Decloedt & Jana Burman, AG Vespa - Catherine Pyck & Alexander Dierendonck, Dierendonckblanke architecten - Dirk Jaspaert, BAS - Toon Manders, Miss Miyagi - Jona Michiels, Groep Van Roey - Mario Rinke, Universiteit Antwerpen - Philip Rubbens, Revive - Luc van de Vondel, IRS Studiebureau - Tom Vermeylen, BULK architecten - Jan Verrelst, AWG architecten - Erik Wieërs & Céline Oosterlynck, Team Vlaams Bouwmeester

Moderator: Edith Wouters