Sophie Green Interior Architecture

DETHY STUDIO
Office
BRUSSELS >

Renovation
and Repurpose


Brussels,
Belgium

DETHY STUDIO - Office - BRUSSELS >

In the vibrant St Gilles District of Brussels - known as 'the village within the city' - sophiegreenIA discovered this 'sleeping beauty': a REZ commerciale that had been abandoned for four years, but with total renovation (including façade) and space conversion, could make the ideal multipurpose studio/workspace. With the aim of creating both an interior architecture studio - (A built business card and showcase office) and also a vibrant multifunctional space (a "creativity overflow" / alias schaufenster) and adaptable canvas to host installations, exhibitions, collaborations, exclusive events and pop up shops - the 60m² space was completely renovated whilst retaining and enhancing the property's original architectural features.

The floor is partially raised – creating a division with the original hexagon tile floor design to a more intimate office/work space. The focus is on preserving, renovating and framing original features – while structuring the various zones. Walls of light, curtains and mirrors provide a calm backdrop; made to measure furniture elements underline the architectural shapes and provide storage. The recovered light defusing ceiling "mille feuille" from Jules Wabbes was equipped with modern LED strip lights which turn into a spectacular colour-changing lighting feature. Multifunctional, universal design – a colour and material combination born out of original features and salvaged materials, transported into today's times and its technical solutions, topped with the love for detail – creating built communication of what this studio represents: pure interior architecture.


Finalist Brussels Commerce Design 2018

sophiegreen / Corporate Video / 2019 from sophiegreen on Vimeo.

LOCATION
Brussels, Belgium

SURFACE
60 m²

STATUS
Delivered 07/2018

PHASES
First Draft to Project Completion
Design Concept
Execution Planning

CLIENT
Sophie Green Interior Architecture

TEAM
Sophie Green

PHOTOGRAPHY
Becker Lacour

COPYRIGHT
Sophie Green Interior Architecture

PUBLICATIONS
Gael Interiors Magazine May 2019

AWARDS
Finalist - Brussels Commerce Awards 2018

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