BULK architecten has been selected for to come forward with a proposal for design Research for the spatial framework and the realization of a family-friendly housing project. AG Vespa organizes a two-track competition for a study assignment on two building blocks in the the Cadix district.
BULK + p.ed + Buro Lubbers have been selected to come forward with a design proposal for social housing project Blancefloer West. Woonhaven Antwerpen organizes a design competition for the design of 120 houses, commercial units, underground parking and a public court.
A cheerful and inspiring new year!
BULK wishes you happy holidays and a cheerful and inspiring new year!
Our offices will be closed from Friday 20 December 2019. We will be available again from 6 January 2019.
"Referring, an exploration of the use of references in architecture and in art"
Dirk Janssen looks for the role and meaning of referring in the artistic process. He wanted to make the use of references visible and open to discussion and therefore, in addition to a literature study, he had conversations with nine artists, including architects. These conversations with Steven Aalders, Jantje Engels and Marius Grootveld, John Körmeling, Jasper Rigole, Dirk Somers, Koen Van Bockstal, Benjamin Verdonck, Leon Vranken and Erik Wiëers led to letters describing and analyzing their use of references.
Exhibition: 6.12 – 19.12 continuously open
Finisage: 19.12 8:00 PM + book presentation ONTO03
Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, De Wintertuin, Mutsaardstraat 31 2000 Antwerp
Mackintosh School of Arts
Koen Van Bockstal is visiting critic at the Stage 5 - Design Thesis focussing on Antwerp at the Mackintosh School of Arts & Architecture in Glasgow-Scotland.
The students of Xaverius College Borgerhout who follow the Visual and Architectural training module visited BULK. Jeff and Brent were happy to talk to them about architecture and the profession of architect and answer the questions of the third grade students.
CONSTRUCT research proposal submitted by Jasper Ponjee was selected by the Flemish Government Architect and the Flemish Architecture Institute for BWMSTR Label 021. BULK architects will investigate the possibilities of open structures, which are more sustainable due to their flexibility and adaptability. However, there are several barriers that make it difficult to design and build them, such as mandatory schedules of requirements and the current division of roles between architect and engineer, which detach architecture and construction. BULK architects will - together with a Structural Engineer - develop a catalog of shape types, illustrating the wealth of designs that start from construction and space, rather than from a program.
The architectural world is facing huge social challenges. Creating schools and learning environments is an important facet of contemporary life. Back to School explores whether schools in Flanders are able to withstand future problems. The exhibition presents a selection of interesting school buildings that have been constructed in recent years. These projects reflect the typological innovations in school building, illustrate the contribution that a school can make to the fabric of a village or city, and point to the role that architecture can play in the social and spatial context. Kindergarten & elementary school Het Vliegertje is part of the exposition by the Flanders Architecture Institute.
De Singel, Antwerp, Thursdag 24.10.2019 - Sunday 16.02.2020
Charlotte Gillain gives a tour to the Interior Architecture students of Hasselt University in Het Halfdiep. The students of the Faculty of Architecture and Art visit the project on 15 October during their study trip.