Our trip out to Stuk in Leuven proved to be a highly educative experience – potentially more in architecture itself, than in decorating it. The building was refurbished by Neuterlings Riedjik in 2002. I have always admired their quirky shapes and use of text as integral parts of the building – and this building did not disappoint. It is not pretty, or immaculate or minimal – it is tough, sturdy, full of fun nooks and crannies, is impossible to navigate through plans and is loved dearly by all of its users. The signage has been designed in a series of waves, the latest through an intern chosen from a design school to complete the task. Another series was designed by an artist, as part of a requirement by the government to have a certain amount of “art” within the building – so they decided to make it functional art.Click on any of the thumbnails below to view the images full size.
Case Studies : Stuk Leuven : Leuven : May 23, 2011