On the pandemic

BOGDAN & VAN BROECK is tackling the current crisis by addressing the spatial challenges of tomorrow. During this crisis, we have all been working apart together, separated spatially but connected online. Our imaginary recomposed office space was built by combining the working corners of our respective homes. This drawing series is our contribution to the question raised by the Institut Culturel d’Architecture Wallonie-Bruxelles (ICA), the Vlaams Architectuurinstituut (VAi) and the Brussels center for architecture and landscape (CIVA) through their joint initiative Desired spaces: Future scenarios for an (un-)built environment.

urbanity and confinement #1:  new skyline (16.04.2020)

We are working from our homes.
We are designing (for) the future.
We are reminded of the values that bound us together.
We are consolidating a resilient network.
We are an antifragile team.
We are all impacted by the corona apocalypse.
We hope that you and your loved ones are well and healthy.
There is one way to find our way through this: #together.

urbanity and confinement #2:  new office plan (29.04.2020)

Working apart together. Each of us is working from home, but together we are exploring new ways of designing the spatial conditions for collective life. Our commitment to sustainable architecture has never been more relevant than today. We believe architecture is co-creation, involving society, communities, politics, economy, and technology. Living apart together.

urbanity and confinement #3: ventures around our new home workplaces (13.05.2020)

This global crisis has drastically reduced our movements. We find ourselves mostly working from our home offices and moving around for grocery ventures. Mobility is first and foremost a public health issue, but the solution is definitely a spatial one, like many other solutions that are part of the lockdown exit strategy. In an exceptional co-creation act involving society, communities, politics, economy, and technology, we are exploring new ways of designing the spatial conditions for collective life.

This project was published in Desired spaces.