a practice.

Instead of ‘references’, ‘site’ and ‘programme’, used in the jargon to refer to a project’s horizons, we prefer to speak of ‘models’, ‘place’ and ‘uses’. While ‘references’ conjure precise moments in the great history of Art and Architecture, models encompass more timeless grammars and more everyday situations. While ‘site’ proposes a rational analysis according to a given framework, place invites us to practise a more attentive, a more specific reading. And while ‘programme’ is deterministic, uses can be unexpected or predictable, inappropriate or suitable, incompatible or reconcilable. No matter how specific they may be, models, place and uses are never sufficient in themselves to bring out a single project. They lead rather to the identification of a number of specific principles that bring to light a finite but vast number of potential projects. Two paths then open up, whether parallel or convergent: by trying-out all the potential projects we can see a possibility emerge from among others and/or a sufficient number of other principles combine with the first so that the outlines of one and only one project come into focus. These principles are the themes that permeate our projects persistently. They characterize our practice of architecture. Uses structure themselves in such a way as to form a family of elements, spaces condense in the roundness of the building so that other spaces embrace its void, the structure is elevated to the level of ornament, the project is drawn with a rubber rather than with a pencil so as to achieve the qualities of déjà-là, already there …

NEWS

05.20 Publication

Architectures Wallonie-Bruxelles, Inventaires #3 Inventories 2013-2016 / Direction: Gilles Debrun and Pauline de La Boulaye / Édition Communauté française Wallonie-Bruxelles, Cellule architecture - Wallonie-Bruxelles Architectures / presentation of 14(02) a cultural building

03.18 Lecture

Operational Aesthetics, CIVA, Brussels

04.17 Publication

A+ revue d’architecture belge n° 265 / presentation of 15(05) a theatre

04.17 Lecture

Oasis / lecture as part of the 7th series of the Ateliers Nocturnes, Faculté d’Architecture La Cambre Horta, Brussels

12.16 Publication

El Croquis n° 187 – Sergison Bates 2004-2016 / in « Well Into the 21st Century The Architectures of Post-Capitalism? »

05.16 Lecture

Een Mogelijk Manier om Architectuur te Onderzoeken / lecture as part of the Across series, de Singel, Antwerp

03.16 Publication

Architectures Wallonie-Bruxelles, Inventaires #2 Inventories 2013-2016 / presentation of 10(03) a square / Direction: Xavier Lelion and Anne-Sophie Nottebaert / Édition Communauté française Wallonie-Bruxelles, Cellule architecture - Wallonie-Bruxelles Architectures

01.16 Publication

Belgium New Architecture 6 / Prismes Editions / presentation of 10(03) a square

12.15 Publication

A+ revue d’architecture belge n° 257 / presentation of 10(03) a square

11.15 Publication

A+ revue d’architecture belge n° 256 / presentation of 10(03) a square

10.15 Publication

Magazine Exé n° 22 / presentation of 10(04) a school

09.15 Award

Prix belge pour l’architecture de la FAB 2015 / honours for 10(03) a square in the category « non-residential to public use »

09.15 Award

Prix de la maîtrise d’Ouvrage publique de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles 2015 / first place for 10(03) a square in the category « landscape and public spaces » and « Grand prix de la maitrise d’ouvrage publique 2015 »

06.15 Publication

A+ revue d’architecture belge n° 254 / presentation of 10(03) a square

04.15 Publication

A+ revue d’architecture belge n° 253 / presentation of 12(11) a school

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INFOS

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TEAM

Current

  • Vincent Piroux, partner, civil engineering architect UCLouvain 2000. Teaches architectural project at the Faculty of Architecture LOCI of UCLouvain, on the Brussels campus, since 2011.

  • Cécile Chanvillard, partner, civil engineering architect UCLouvain 2001, DEA in applied sciences UCL 2007, PhD in applied sciences UCLouvain 2012. Teaches architectural project and theory at the Faculty of Architecture LOCI of the UCLouvain, on the Brussels campus, since 2009. Part of the Laboratoire Analyse Architecture (LAA) and the Laboratoire d'Architectures Potentielles (LAPs).

  • Aurélie Michel, collaborator, architect ISACF La Cambre 2008. Working with a practice since 2012.

  • Giulia Marverti, collaborator, architect Faculty of Architecture, UCL-LOCI, brussels campus 2013. Working with a practice since 2013.

  • Deborah Levy, collaborator, architect Faculty of Architecture La Cambre Horta 2011. Working with a practice since 2014.

  • Florence Jacques, collaborator, architect Faculty of Architecture of the University of Liège 2015. Working with a practice since 2015.

  • Loic Pons, collaborator, architect Faculty of Architecture La Cambre Horta 2019. Working with a practice since 2017.

  • Henri de Fonvent, collaborator, architect Faculty of Architecture, UCL-LOCI, brussels campus 2018. Working with a practice since 2018.

  • Anne-Laure Kamps, collaborator, architect ISA Victor Horta 2005. Working with a practice since 2019.

  • Evaldas Kancleris, collaborator, architect Faculty of Architecture KU Leuven 2018. Working with a practice since 2019.

  • Corentin Gillet, collaborator, architect Faculty of Architecture, UCL-LOCI, brussels campus 2019. Working with a practice since 2019.

  • Benjamin Guillaume, collaborator, architect Faculty of Architecture, UCL-LOCI, brussels campus 2019. Working with a practice since 2019.

  • Antoine Wang, collaborator, architect Faculty of Architecture La Cambre Horta 2012. Working with a practice since 2019.

  • Zélie Davodeau, collaborator, architect ENSA de la ville et des territoires de Marne-la-Vallée 2018. Working with a practice since 2020.

  • Živa Šekoranja, collaborator, engineer architect Faculty of Architecture of the University of Ljubljana 2014. Working with a practice since 2021.

Past

  • Elsa Marchal, collaborator, architect Faculty of Architecture La Cambre Horta 2014. Worked with a practice from 2015 to 2019.

  • Jeanne Krings, collaborator, architect Faculty of Architecture La Cambre Horta 2018. Worked with a practice from 2018 to 2019.

  • Justine Lemesre, collaborator, architect Faculty of Architecture La Cambre Horta 2013. Worked with a practice in 2019.

  • Agathe Boisseau, collaborator, architect Faculty of Architecture La Cambre Horta 2012. Worked with a practice from 2018 to 2019.

  • Pacôme Soissons, collaborator, architect Faculty of Architecture La Cambre Horta 2012. Worked with a practice from 2018 to 2019.

  • Elodie Degavre, collaborator, architect ISACF La Cambre 2007. Worked with a practice from 2016 to 2018.

  • Anna Panine, intern, MA2 student École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Toulouse. Worked with a practice in 2018.

  • Martin Pujol, collaborator, architect Faculty of Architecture La Cambre Horta 2015. Worked with a practice in 2017

  • Violette Jourez, collaborator, architect Faculty of Architecture, UCL-LOCI, brussels campus 2014. Worked with a practice from 2014 to 2017.

  • Victor Launay, collaborator, architect Faculty of Architecture La Cambre Horta 2014. Worked with a practice from 2016 to 2017.

  • Benoit Soulié, intern, MA2 student École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Toulouse. Worked with a practice from 2015 to 2016.

  • Sarah Lobet, collaborator, architect Faculty of Architecture, UCL-LOCI, brussels campus 2011. Worked with a practice from 2012 to 2014.

  • Morgane Dumont, collaborator, architect Institut Supérieur d'Architecture Saint-Luc 2010. Worked with a practice from 2011 to 2014.

  • Edith Monseu, collaborator, architect Institut Supérieur d'Architecture Saint-Luc 2010. Worked with a practice from 2010 to 2012.