The house’s inspiration stemmed from a colorful Iranian Onyx. A quick sketch of a kitchen island using the stone as a countertop instigated the whole project. The Onyx House was conceptualized and represented in three days and took form in an animated isometric drawing, showcasing the house’s different floors. The project’s aim was to use an inspired sketch as an opportunity to develop a project that could crystalize short bursts of architectural inspiration.
Your Future Practice
The end of studies project is an opportunity to complete the architecture curriculum. This project was born out of questioning what needed to be improved before the end of my studies. The subsequent observation fell upon my drawing habits for elevations, they often were the result of openings in plan rather than actual compositions. Thus, the facades became the starting points of this single-family terraced house.
Tourism in the Ourthe Vally
The project is located in Poulseur, a small old mining city in the Ourthe valley, in which an old marble factory is currently abandoned. That building's symbolism is not negligible for this former city of quarrymen.
A new Architecture Faculty
Since the integration of the schools of architecture La Cambre and Horta at the ULB, there has been talk for a new faculty of architecture that should unite the two institutes. This question gave rise to many debates amongst the new faculty of architecture’s professors.
The purpose of this project is to give space to students' voices over the following questions «what is the new architecture faculty? And should the Faculty of Architecture be on a university campus?»
A slice of life
This project is purely a graphical research with the aim of producing a so called «magnificent» document that can serve as a graphic example for the other groups during the remainder of the term. The section is a 1/20 representation of an existing project, revealing the life of its inhabitants.
The project is a part of a former slum in the city of Larache in Morocco. The Jnan Aztot district is marked by a very strong female presence. The project stemmed from discussion with those women which helped define their needs. They wished of having creative outlets that could act as forms of incom within the walled district. A sewing workshop, a bread oven, a hammam and vegetable gardens found their locations near Jnan Aztout's two entrances.