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Harmonie – party room to district house

Harmonie – party room to district house

The Harmonie - Districts house Antwerp Pieter Dens / Charles Dens / Atelier Kempe Thill Antwerp, Harmoniepark 1 1844-1846 / 1889 / 2017-2021Harmonie This year (2021) another Open Monument Day was organised where we were allowed to again open the doors and welcome...

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Reading room and depot of Museum Plantin-Moretus

Reading room and depot of Museum Plantin-Moretus

Reading Room and Depot Museum Plantin-Moretus noAarchitecten Antwerp, Heilige Geeststraat 6 2009 - 2016 Museum Plantin-Moretus As you well know, I have a soft spot for the Plantin-Moretus Museum. I have been able to guide people around here for several years and I...

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Safety Pavilion Knokke-Heist – a bright yellow beacon

Safety Pavilion Knokke-Heist – a bright yellow beacon

Safety Pavilion Compagnie-O Knokke-Heist, Zeedijk-Knokke 660 2015 - 2019 Knokke While looking at which blog post I would write now, the choice quickly fell on the bright yellow pavilion on the Zeedijk of Knokke-Heist. A few weeks ago we spent a mini vacation at the...

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The Stock Exchange of Antwerp by architect Schadde

The Stock Exchange of Antwerp by architect Schadde

Stock Exchange Antwerp Joseph Schadde Antwerp, Twaalfmaandenstraat 1872  Stock Exchange Antwerp After years of waiting, the time has finally come: the Antwerp Stock Exchange can be visited freely. This summer there is a pop-up terrace in the covered courtyard and...

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Crystal Houses Amsterdam – glass wall

Crystal Houses Amsterdam – glass wall

Crystal Houses MVRDV Amsterdam, PC Hooftstraat 94 2016Crystal Houses In the luxury shopping street PC Hooftstraat there has been a remarkable facade for several years. I myself have walked through it several times, but had not yet studied this facade in detail (shame...

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Kiel residential project designed by Renaat Braem

Kiel residential project designed by Renaat Braem

Residential Project Kiel Renaat Braem Antwerp, Emiel Vloorsstraat, Aloïs de Laetstraat, ... 1949-1958 Kiel Shortly after the lockdown started, on a sunny afternoon, we decided to take a walk to the 'Braemblokken (Braem Blocks) or the residential blocks designed by...

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Library TU Delft

Library TU Delft

Library TU Delft MECANOO Delft, Prometheusplein 1 1996 - 1998 Library It had been on my wish list for several years: seeing the iconic cone of the TU Delft library. It is a design by MECANOO, an architectural firm from Delft, of which I have also discussed the...

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Petrol Blue cabin Petrol Antwerp

Petrol Blue cabin Petrol Antwerp

Petrol Antwerp noAarchitecten Antwerp, D'Herbouvillekaai / Generaal Armstrongweg 2004 - 2009 Petrol A monumental building near the Scheldt of which almost nobody knows what it represents. It has always fascinated me, especially now that we can see it from our...

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Le Grand-Hornu – industrial heritage near Mons

Le Grand-Hornu – industrial heritage near Mons

Le Grand-Hornu Henri De Gorge (arch. François Obin + Bruno Renard) Boussu, Rue Sainte-Louise 82 1810 - 1831  Mons A month ago we planned a weekend in Mons. The first day we had explored the beautiful city center, so we had to look a little further for the second...

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