Spie (our office)

 

 

type:
new office + studio
location:
heverlee, belgium
completed:
ongoing

photographer:
benjamin denef and inge stuyckens

 

A weird little, odly shaped plot that nobody wanted, but on an excellent location.
That’s our cup of tea! We jumped and went the extra mile to lift the place to its full potential.
Now we have our very own habitat, a daily pleasure, forever work in progress…

 

>> see the xylophone soundscape innovation

>> see the geothermal foundation poles innovation

 

before...before...before...before...improving the foundations of the neighbourimproving the foundations of the neighbourdrilling the pole foundationsdrilling the pole foundationsinnovative concept: energy pole foundations, gaining energy from the ground to efficiently heat or cool the buildinginnovative concept: energy pole foundations, gaining energy from the ground to efficiently heat or cool the buildingdrilling the polesdrilling the polesbuilding excavation with the heads of the energy pole foundations sticking out of the surfacebuilding excavation with the heads of the energy pole foundations sticking out of the surfacebuilding the first floorbuilding the first floorfilling stepoc walls with concretefilling stepoc walls with concretegoing up...going up...nice piece of curved wooden formworknice piece of curved wooden formworkformwork to create planked concrete textureformwork to create planked concrete texturepreparations to lay the planks for a new concrete floorpreparations to lay the planks for a new concrete floorconcrete core activation technology: HVAC technics incorporated in the concrete floorsconcrete core activation technology: HVAC technics incorporated in the concrete floorspolishing the concrete floors with the hovercraftpolishing the concrete floors with the hovercraftstill going up...still going up...formwork for the planked concrete ceilings sticking outformwork for the planked concrete ceilings sticking outahh, the views...ahh, the views...breaking down the wooden formwork, exposing the planked concretebreaking down the wooden formwork, exposing the planked concretea lock?!a lock?!almost there...almost there...building the formwork of the concrete roofbuilding the formwork of the concrete rooflaying electricity before pouring concretelaying electricity before pouring concreteand the pipes for concrete core activation and the pipes for concrete core activation all concrete walls and floors are doneall concrete walls and floors are donecarpenting complex formwork for the concrete stairscarpenting complex formwork for the concrete stairsa piece of formwork arta piece of formwork arthand signature of the brave buildershand signature of the brave buildersgrinding the surface of the stairs creates a misty atmospheregrinding the surface of the stairs creates a misty atmospherecancan't wait to work here...putting the triple glass in placeputting the triple glass in placeand the curved triple glass!and the curved triple glass!lunch timelunch timeconstructing the roofconstructing the rooftrials for the facade in rammed concretetrials for the facade in rammed concreteconstructing the terrace under supervision of 5 architects :-sconstructing the terrace under supervision of 5 architects :-senjoying lunch in the early spring sunenjoying lunch in the early spring sunbirdbird's eye