l'atelier, Nomadic Architecture Studio
Bon air neighbourhood is one of many garden cities in Brussels. Its specificity is that it is today still at the edge of the city and is surrounded by the countryside of Flanders. Its fabric feels like a small village.
Our mission was to redesign all of the public spaces of the neighbourhood, that had been designed a hundred years ago, to adapt them to todays urban conditions.
This project began with a rather surprising apartment tour with a new client. This client had recently bought an old apartment in the south of Paris, and he was looking for an architect to work on a quite ambitious project: converting this 50 sqm 1-bedroom apartment into a home for a family of five. He had found us on Internet and he hoped we would be able to meet the challenge given our expertise in small space optimization.
Monditalia stage becomes an ideal terrain to further test the motivations and results a this new avant-garde, and actively confront it with the legacy of the radical architecture movement that it draws upon be it in a formal or ideological way.
StayRadical proposes to trace parallels between two distinct timelines, seeking to understand what lessons can we still learn from the architectural impulses of the 60s Italy and how they can be best applied by the new generation of architects.