Profile of Crepain Binst Architecture, headquartered in Belgium. One project submitted by Crepain Binst Architecture has been published on Architecture News Plus (ANP).
Crepain Binst Architecture, which was founded 2006, is the result of a creative marriage between architect and urban development experts Jo Crepain and Luc Binst. A team of 45 architectural engineers, architects, interior architects and urban development experts work in this multidisciplinary company.
Today, after the death of Jo Crepain (2008), the founder of our company, we are faced with the extraordinary challenge of continuing his architectural legacy and ensuring that the collaboration that began three years ago at Crepain Binst Architecture, will be continued and built upon in a worthy manner with renewed ambition. Luc Binst has now taken over the company earlier than planned. This takeover was accompanied by several important management adjustments intended to strengthen the office internally and prepare it for its "second youth", as Jo so often put it. In addition to Luc Binst as CEO, it consists of Architect Partner Dirk Engelen, Architect Jan Geerts and COO Jan Vrancken.
We write “Architecture” and “Ambition” with a capital A: we strive and work constantly to achieve the very best possible results based on realistic, well-thought out foundations. A broad range of projects has helped us to become and operate as a top agency that can offer a wide range of possibilities and make its artistic presence felt.
Crepain Binst Architecture deals with architecture as a practical artistic medium to transform assignments into abstractly built creations of conceptual logic and simplicity. The useful signals are constantly distilled from every site, with its peripheral conditions and its own identity, as basis and the setting for every designing process. Considering the client’s requirements, limitations, demands and acceptable standards, we continue to look for solutions through communication and creativity. Conceptual purity, proportion, dynamics, expression, light, colour, space and scale form our core values. The designs are turned into actual realizations following research into the use of renewable materials, conceptually supporting detail and a refined application of texture, to reflect our own clearly recognizable identity. Apart from alterations or the construction of new homes, offices and public buildings, a “cross-pollination” by other creative media also forms part of the range of assignments.