Archinect - News 2015-12-01T11:30:12-05:00 .PSLAB's "lion fish" chandelier adds the finishing touch to The Jane Antwerp Justine Testado 2014-04-24T17:10:00-04:00 >2014-04-28T19:48:17-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Jane restaurant in the Groen Kwartier of Antwerp still brandishes the now-trendy artisanal interior of the military hospital chapel it once was. Throughout the entire design process, Michelin Star Chef Sergio Herman and Nick Bril closely collaborated with Dutch practice <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Piet Boon Architects</a>, who then brought in <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">.PSLAB</a>, a site-specific Beirut studio whose work specializes in creating sensory experiences.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Complementing the brass, stone, leather, and oak, the focal point of the restaurant is .PSLAB's handcrafted chandelier that the studio nicknamed the "Lion Fish". The chandelier boasts a radius of 12 x 9 m and a weight of 800 kilograms. Its black-finished tubes are accented with over 150 glass light bulbs that disperse upward toward the vaulted ceiling. The studio also describes that at 2.75 m above the ground, "the chandelier communicates a very human scale."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Check out .PSLAB's video below to see the making of the chandelier.</p> Junya Ishigami's architecture models go on show at DeSingel, Antwerp Archinect 2013-02-26T14:29:00-05:00 >2013-02-27T12:05:40-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Japanese architect Junya Ishigami has built a miniature landscape at DeSingel International Arts Campus in Antwerp. The former SANAA employee - who set up his fast-emerging practice in 2004 - has sited over fifty of his architecture models on a series of long tables inside the Campus, giving visitors a intimate overview of his varied oeuvre.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> The Badboot Lido Opens in Antwerp Alexander Walter 2012-08-16T14:18:00-04:00 >2012-08-20T20:56:00-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If you happen to be in Antwerp, Belgium this summer, make sure to check out "Badboot" [...], the world's largest floating open-air swimming pool, which opened this week. At an overall length of 120 meters (394 feet), the lido is capable of receiving up to 600 people at two event halls, a swimming pool and a restaurant with a lounge terrace, which are all open to the public.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Badboot Lido Coming to Antwerp this Summer Alexander Walter 2012-05-01T18:15:00-04:00 >2012-05-02T13:44:14-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>One of the world&rsquo;s biggest floating openair swimming pools will open on the Eilandje in Antwerp, Belgium at the Kattendijkdok in mid-August. The pool, with a total length of 120 meters (394 feet), can accommodate 600 people and consists of a swim basin, two event venues, several floors and a restaurant with a lounge terrace.</p></em><br /><br /><p> 'Badboot' was designed by architect Pieter Peerlings and Silvia Mertens of Sculp(IT) Architecten, known for the narrowest house in Antwerp (remember this incredibly popular <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Showcase Feature</a>?).</p>