RAAMWERK is a design collective led by Gijs De Cock and Freek Dendooven.
Since its establishment, RAAMWERK works on a portfolio of diverse projects in various sizes. The purpose is to create an empathic architecture that is characterized by critical social, programmatic and economic research.
RAAMWERK wants to achieve a certain generosity within the architectural process - the act of building - finally resulting in spaces that can be claimed by its users.
Partners: Gijs De Cock (Sint-Niklaas, 1987), Freek Dendooven (Kortrijk, 1987)
Collaborators: Ron Barten, Mattias Bruyneel, Jorge Reis, Cis Vanlandschoot, Karel Verdonck
Former collaborators: Jon D'haenens, Helena Sileghem, Alice Sanders, Pieter Dossche, Louis Lories, Florence Mareen, Louise Vanderlinden, Steven Van Schoor, Bas Leemans, Jochen Schamelhout, Ruben Castro, Silke Claeys, Ana Horvat, Tim De Messemaeker
- de Hoge Rielen
- Hugo Verriest
- Peter Benoit
- Majin Huis
- de werve hoef
- Puurs Sint-Amands
The compact bungalow was already expanded at the end of the 60s, over time the extension and the original volume have become a whole. The new renovation and extension acts on this slow aging process, while the house is opened up even more to the overwhelming garden.
The design-process responds to the already present elements of the architecture, especially the atmosphere of the original structure is preserved. New interventions have a clear character but serve the original space. The architecture creates confusion, existing and new interventions merge into each other.
The extension grafts itself onto the existing volume and blends through its materialization with the imposing treetops. The proximity of the garden is enhanced by the position of the new window openings, making the volume behave like a crow's nest towards the garden.