Architects: Label ArchitectureText description provided by the architects. We just received the following project from Label Architecture. It´s a house named “Dynasty”, and it is located near the city of Brussels, Belgium. Save this picture!Further information and pictures after the break. Save this picture!The Dynasty extension is situated in Hélécine, a town between Brussels and Liège in Belgium. The primary building was built in the sixties, during those euphoric years when people weren’t led to reinvest rural buildings by taste for the rural, but were more inclined to build new housing in a solid way. Save this picture!According to the owners’ memories: “farmers used to live in farms, while families were living in houses”. At the starting point, many changes had already been made, as the existing garage had been modified into a bigger one in order to become an isolated studio and an overheated veranda was added to the backyard. Save this picture!This extension project appears at first sight as two large flat volumes fitting together. The living room occupies the entire width of the existing house at the same level and opens itself generously on an asphalt surface. A peaceful sense of calm emanates from the fact that no pillars disturb the twelve meters long window. The same window continues and folds itself in the corners in order to visually expand the rooms. Only the sliding frame with dark and reflective glasses stands out such as a white polaroïd frame which is waiting to dry. Save this picture!While that window may also appear as a pair of sunglasses with tinted lenses, the goal is especially -when one is inside- to gain a maximum of relationship with the exterior by lowering the impact of the southwest exposure. The implantation of a water area nearby in which it is even possible to bathe, also helps to cool the atmosphere. Further inside, one can observe that the “plan libre” model turns into a more bastard and ambivalent Belgian composition. Save this picture!Besides the few first signs of a universe “à la Tati” (the oversized fireplace, the swimming pool in the shape of the Berlaymont with three arms, the uplifted skylight-capsule of the bathroom, the interior and exterior lightings scattered along constellations plans), it is rather an architecture whose interior is more a succession of rooms with their own proportions than a large single space as we might think from the façades. Save this picture!The economy of the project and the program led to build on the previous existing foundations and to take advantage from the small garage in order to set in the master bedroom. Intermediate spaces such as the dressing or the core adjacent to the patio slip under the existing roofs and produce differentiated configurations. Save this picture!The height of the floors and ceilings are organized into a hierarchy according to the role of each rooms. Outside, a long concrete table poured in situ makes it possible to bring together a dozen people for special occasions. The asphalt material, commonly negatively associated with the logic of the car, criticized by urban-rural citizens and yet used so much by them, becomes here an ennobled floor coating in contrast with the white color of the extension. Save this picture!A black sheet, starting from the existing parking, is stretched out up to the building to reach landscape qualities. A strange form of empathy with the Belgian environment with its various gradations of authenticity. In this case of extension in Wallifornia, the inexhaustible source of inspiration of the “Little House on the Prairie” has happily shifted to the “Dynasty” saga.Project gallerySee allShow lessKaohsiung Competition Proposal / Ojanen ChiouArticlesGuosen Securities Tower / Massimiliano + Doriana FuksasArticles Share Projects CopyHouses•City of Brussels, Belgium “COPY” Dynasty Project / Label Architecture ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/88944/dynasty-project-label-architecture Clipboard ArchDaily Belgium ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/88944/dynasty-project-label-architecture Clipboard “COPY” Dynasty Project / Label ArchitectureSave this projectSaveDynasty Project / Label Architecture Houses Save this picture!+ 19 Share CopyAbout this officeLabel ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCity of BrusselsHousesBelgiumPublished on November 17, 2010Cite: “Dynasty Project / Label Architecture” 17 Nov 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
NewsCommunityGlobal network to connect Limerick peopleBy John Keogh – July 24, 2014 729 Email Advertisement Print TAGSGlobal Limerick Network A NEW project aims to build on the success of last year’s Gathering initiative by reaching out to over 3.5 million people from or with a connection to Limerick city, county and the surrounding region.Coordinated by Limerick City and County Council and supported by a working group drawn from the local community, the Global Limerick Network (GLN) is seeking to create a worldwide network through which Limerick people will facilitate the connection of the Irish diaspora.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “The GLN’s mission is to provide a platform for people from Limerick to meet, re-establish and build new friendships, to learn about their communities, exchange information, network, share ideas, and for any other purpose the members of the network think useful,” explained GLN spokesperson Tim O’Connor.Mr O’Connor, who is a member of the Limerick City of Culture Board and former chairman of the Gathering Advisory Board, said the future directions and priorities of the GLN will be informed by an online survey.“How it is used is up to those involved. It could be for a multitude of purposes including business, social, tracing ancestry and many others. It is essential to the work of the Global Limerick Network to open and develop communication channels with people connected to Limerick, and this survey is a mechanism to begin that dialogue,” Mr O’Connor explained.The survey, ‘Connecting with Limerick’, is available on www.limerick.ie/gln.via Global network to connect Limerick people (232) | Limerick Post Newswrite. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Previous articleGoing to the gothic side of the cityNext article#newmusic GOING 90 – ‘Slow’ John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Global Limerick Network reveals findings of diaspora study