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Studio Koen van den Broek / Tijl Vanmeirhaeghe, Carl Bourgeois

© Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin

  • Constructors: Hurore bvba, Danny Lauryssens glas nv, Varda cvba, Johan Bruininkx, Van Dyck Gebroeders
Floor Plan
Floor Plan

From the architect. The work of the Belgian painter Koen van den Broek is based upon polaroid pictures that document his travels throughout America. As a result, this project was conceived as a travel through different universes, an architectural roadtrip with various destinations.

© Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin

From the center of the studio, a high and oblong atelier (0) accessible by car, 6 exorbitant wooden doors provide access to distinct ateliers.

© Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin

(1) is a palm garden, as an escape from the painter’s atelier.

© Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin

(2) is the painter’s atelier, conceived as a white cube of 10 by 10 meters with skylights to simulate museumlike conditions.

© Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin

(3) is a white and comfortable drawing office.

© Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin

(4) is a patio clad with mirrors, reflecting the twenty-five paperbark maple trees to a forest.

© Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin

(5) is a black library, covered with birch bark wall panels to prevent art works from being exhibited.

© Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin

(6) is the storage.

© Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin

(7) is the artist’s residence and consists of a kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. It can be accessed from the street by the second entrance gate.

© Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin

The entire project is materialised by timber beams with oversized sections. The wooden doors act as a standard measure calibrating the different universes.


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