100 columns, Kingston School of Arts
Through these 100 drawings – some almost comically abstract, others full of detail – we decoded the principles in past works where the column takes primacy as the fundamental critical and conceptual component. This small publication was produced with the master students of Kingston School of Art.
1st prize for 24 assisted housing apartments in Ried-Brig, Valais, Switzerland
We are delighted to announce that our competition entry for the New Residence Brigerberg in Ried-Brig has been awarded with the 1st prize. The project consists of 24 assisted housing apartments, a set of collective functions, an underground parking, and the design of the surrounding public space. The jury report can be downloaded here.
Tiles for Musikatelier
We have finalised
the mock-up for the façade and roof cladding for the Musikatelier in
Winterthur, Switzerland. The next two months we will be producing over 1800
tiles as part of an on-going investigation in the relationship between architecture and hands-on production.
We are looking for a motivated assistant to help us with the production of 1600 tiles. The tiles will be produced in our atelier in Studio Citygate in Brussels from mid September until mid October. The tiles will be produced as facade cladding for a pavilion in Winterthur, Switzerland. You will be working part-time in an international team. Flexible working times are required. The ideal applicant has experience with hands-on production, has good technical skills, and is keen to take on a large amount of responsibility. Please submit your CV with a covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
UU range featured in Wallpaper magazine
Wallpaper magazine has published an interview with Camiel Van Noten about his collaboration with the Antwerp-based handbag designer Lies Mertens. Click here to read the article.
4th prize for the new day care center Hebel in St. Gallen, Switzerland
We are delighted to have been awarded the 4th prize in the open competition with 115 contestants for the new day care center Hebel in St. Gallen in Switzerland. The competition involved the reorganisation of the site and landscape, and the design of a building to provide space for three nurseries. The jury rapport can be downloaded here.
UU objects on show at GANG atelier
We are pleased to welcome you to the first opening of GANG
atelier, where a selection of our objects will be on show. GANG represents works
by upcoming and established artists and design pieces by some of Belgium’s most
ingenious young designers. This combination leads to a domestic meeting space –
a living room where thoughts and ideas can be shared with friends. More information can be found here.
Ried-Brig, Valais, Switzerland
We are delighted to have been selected for
the competition to develop 24 supervised senior
apartments in Ried-Brig in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. More information can be found here.
Summer show at Kingston School of Art
Join us to
celebrate the work of the Department of Architecture & Landscape during the
Kingston School of Art summer show.
Van Noten Meister continues to explore the boundaries between architecture,
research and hands-on production and will design and manufacture the cladding
for a Musikatelier in Winterthur, Switzerland. During the first design workshop
with the architects, we investigated different production methods and
Our UU range is featured on Sight Unseen, an online magazine that uncovers what’s new and next in design and the visual arts, with a focus on independent makers working outside traditional disciplinary boundaries. Monica Khemsurov describes the project as ‘a jaw-dropping new collaboration between a Belgian fashion designer and architect’. Click here to read more.
Register for workshop
Angel Solanellas will be teaching a workshop about new uses for textile industrial heritage buildings, entitled ‘The textile colonies of the Llobregat. Landscape and restored industrial architecture’. Inscriptions are now open till 21st of May. More information can be found here.
Opening Atelier Kōbō
We are happy to announce the opening of Atelier Kõbõ. A refurbishment project we were working on for a year. Kōbō symbolises a place of free creativity and a place where ideas can be realised.
3rd prize for the new primary school in Naters, Switzerland
We are delighted to have been awarded the 3rd prize in the open competition with 44 contestants for the new primary school at the Campus Bammatta in Naters, Switzerland.