Antwerp articles


How eyewear brand Ace & Tate is getting closer to carbon-neutral retail interiors

Antwerp – Plasticite was asked by eyeglass retailer Ace & Tate to produce a terrazzo-inspired storefront made of recycled material.


How an architect transformed a Belgian monument into a hotel

Antwerp – The eponymous firm of architect Vincent Van Duysen designed the interiors and the Molteni&C-manufactured furniture for Antwerp's August hotel.


Why design events should take cues from nightlife and retail

Antwerp – Us By Night initiator and organizer Rizon Parein shares four lessons to upgrade an event.


Looking for a fine drink in Antwerp? Try the church

Antwerp – In a city that prides itself on being atypical, one could expect to see things like a beer bar inside a cathedral. That's where De Plek comes in.


Everyone is falling head over sneakers in Antwerp

Antwerp – Barde + vanVoltt designs a sneaker store in Antwerp that meets the increasingly sophisticated tastes of the Millennial market. 

Building M by META. Photo Filip Dujardin

Concave concrete columns characterize META’s Building M

ANTWERP – The Belgian university building houses classrooms and a research centre for the rehabilitation sciences programme.


Richard Deacon explores innovative re-fabrication in Some Time

ANTWERP – The artist’s latest exhibition at Middelheim Museum challenges assumptions of contemporary sculpture by returning to past forms in order to create new ones.


Zaha Hadid Architects transforms Antwerp's historical Port House into a shimmering sculpture

ANTWERP – Zaha Hadid Architects creates a headquarters for Antwerp’s 500 port staff. The design leaves the original Port House intact while including a 21-m-tall infrastructure that will ensure …


Zumtobel enlightens shoppers with dynamic illumination at an Antwerp boutique

ANTWERP – Some retailers keep the lights either low or glaring to obscure the faults of their fashion. Instead Gustav Bruynseraede used lighting in his single-label Eiermarkt, Antwerp boutique to …

Jakob Dunkl goes on a tour to meet famous architects such as Wolf D Prix, Jan Gehl, Odile Decq and Willem Jan Neutelings.

Series Meine Stadt/Ma Ville documents an architectural voyage through four European cities

In the programme, Jakob Dunkl from querkraft architects visits the urban metropolises of Lyon, Luxembourg, Copenhagen and Antwerp.

The void in the square plan of the new building forms a cloistered play area where students’ creative works can be displayed.

Kleuterschool de Gekko by Moke Architecten and Gianni Cito

ANTWERP – An Amsterdam studio integrates an old town hall into a new nursery school.

In 2011 the first product by Lemscelt and Studio Job was a fact and the Job Cabinet was presented in Milan as an immediate success.

Lensvelt Joins Forces with Studio Job

The friendship between manufacturer Hans Lensvelt and Job Smeets from Studio Job started in a restaurant in Antwerp in 2008.

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