Together with Atelier Kempe Thill, Kaderstudio was commissioned by Kairos for a Design & Build urban development, part of Plan Canal. The mixed-use project includes an underground car park, spaces for productive activities, and above that, approximately…


At the beginning of November, it was the inauguration of AB CHAO, a living and growing installation by Koen Vanmechelen at the Circular Retrofit Lab. His artwork is at the crossing point of art, science, philosophy and society. This art piece is part...


Co-designed with Atelier Kempe Thill, our proposal for the major renovation of the Clos des Mariés, is selected by SLRB/BGHM and SISP BinHôme. Following the orientations of the adjacent Usquare project and bringing our expertise in circular design, we ta


Kaderstudio together with Latitude and Studio Tuin en Wereld, have been rewarded by the Vlaams Bouwmeester for their vision on the “health campus” of UHasselt Ecocampus Diepenbeek. The main ambitions are to create a new hub for innovation in healthcare an


Stijn Elsen and Simone Valerio are invited by Université catholique de Louvain (UCL) to give a lecture about KADERSTUDIO expertise on circular design through several exemplary projects (Rue Haute, CRL, Asper etc). The online lecture will take place on…

2020-11 | EVENEPOEL

Invited by SLRB/BGHM and Foyer Schaerbeekois, Kaderstudio with Atelier Kempe Thill and Taktyk, submitted a design proposal for a new landmark in Evenepoel area. Housing typology and density, social activation, collective gardens and integration with the…

2020-10 | AND THE WINNER IS...

Our proposal for the renovation/extension project of Rue Haute 342 in historic city center of Brussels, is selected by CPAS Ville de Bruxelles. Together with Atelier 4/5, we developed a “reuse” strategy that illustrates the principles of circular design,

2020-09 | CITY DOX

Kaderstudio and Atelier Kempe Thill are one of the four international design teams invited by ATENOR for the final tender phase for its CITY DOX project at Biestebroeck (Polo architects, B. architecten & B. bis + Veld, Atelier Kempe Thill + Kaderstudio…


Invited by Community Land Trust Brussels, Kaderstudio together with Atelier 4/5 focus on Innovation with their project for collective housing with a common garden in Anderlecht. The ambition of the proposal for Abbé calls on our expertise in circular…


The award-winning Tivoli Greencity district in Laeken is exemplary in terms of sustainability, environmental protection, reduction of energy consumption, biodiversity and citizen participation. Within this framework, CLTB invited our team Kaderstudio …


Following the adjacent Usquare project for the new sustainable district in Elsene, time has come to upcycle the 61 former gendarmerie apartments. Based on an inventory of reused materials and a deconstruction test, SLRB is determined to favor a project…

2020-02 | LECTURE

Through presenting the work of KADERSTUDIO at the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), Stijn Elsen and Simone Valerio will give their view on circular design. The lecture will take place on March 19th at 19h. More info can be found here.

2019-11 | WORKSHOP

We are very proud to be part of Promising Young Architects 2019, selected by The Flanders Architecture Institute (vai), Het Nieuwe Instituut and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Brussels. In a two-days workshop on 14th and 15th of…


On the 18th of October we will be a guest speaker during the conference “CONCRETE & SUSTAINABILITY. History – Restoration – Perspective” organised by urban. brussels and CIVA. Together with Waldo Galle, from the research group Architectural…


At the campus of Vrije Universiteit Brussel the Circular Retrofit Lab was officially opened in the presence of Rector Caroline Pauwels and Brussels Bouwmeester Kristiaan Borret. The project researches how to eliminate construction and demolition waste by…


KADERSTUDIO won the private competition for the extension and renovation of the Namahn studios. Originally designed by architect Wim Cuyvers the studios are composed of a set of spaces all with their proper identity. We accept the challenge to extend the…


Exactly 1 year after its start the construction of the project ASPER is almost finished. The single family house consists of 2 independent structures, assuring a long-term perspective for its users. The very generous porch originated by the different…

2018-11 | STRIPTEASE

Stripping down a former student residence at the campus of the Brussels University VUB, its elegant structure is revealed. Soon, construction of the Circular Retrofit Lab will start, in collaboration with the faculty of Architectural Engineering.

2018-06 | EXOSKELET

The outer brick structure of the project ASPER is finalised. The wooden infill will soon start.

2018-05 | UNDER ONE ROOF

In the garden city Moortebeek, the roof of a new living space and bicycle storage gets shape. The steel structure embraces the original single-family house, resting on only 3 slender columns.

2018-04 | RUNNER-UP

The project Learning From Tubize is currently on exhibition at the cultural center of Tubize. Together with other nominated Europan 14 projects it is part of the design research and new vision for the future development of the Forges de Clabecq area.


Kaderstudio is giving a lecture on March 21st during the Architecture Week organised by Bru:tecture and the Architectural Engineering department of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. This year, the general topic is ‘Islands of Brussels’ and the…


Our project ASPER is used as an exemplary building in a study on minimising space occupancy in open and rural areas, executed by the Flemish Government. The project is praised for its ambition to anticipate future changes in the functions it hosts. The…

2018-01 | HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Another year, another project is under construction: ASPER.


Demolition works of our renovation project BARON have started. Stay tuned!


Due to the construction of IMAL Brussels' centre for new media and digital arts, we have moved all the way up. We can now enjoy an amazing and inspiring cityscape. You're welcome.

2017-01 | AS IT HAPPENS

Kaderstudio has been awarded with the runner-up price for the Europan 14 competition in Tubize. The project reflects upon the theme of productive cities and its implementation within a small-medium city with a glorious yet faded industrial past. The…

2016-12 | COMING SOON

Work in progress. The dental practice Parnasse is shaping up, building completion coming soon.

2016-07 | DYNAMIC WALL

As members of the research group TRANSFORM, part of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel's æ-lab, Anne Paduart and Stijn Elsen realised an adaptable and reusable partition wall system. A prototype was built in a high-rise apartment in Brussels.

2016-05 | WELCOME!

Kaderstudio has moved to its new office space, you're welcome!

2016-01 | BARON

The building permit for the renovation of a mansion house has been handed in. The further design phases have already started.

2015-03 | TRANSFORM

On May 8th the research group TRANSFORM, part of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel's æ-lab, organises a research seminar. During the seminar Stijn Elsen will be giving a presentation on the open-ended strategy of KADERSTUDIO projects.

2014-10 | VERONA

KADERSTUDIO is designing a residential development in the south periphery of Verona. 19th century villas, warehouses from the 60’s and swimming pools coexist in a scattered urbanization which forms the context the project will deal with.

2014-07 | BRUNICO

Kaderstudio submitted its proposal for the renovation and extension of an elementary school in Riscone, Italy. The proposed scheme arranges three elements around a common area: the elementary school to the north and the senior center / library to the…

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