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RESERVOIR A

Julien Dailly is from Charleroi and work there. It would not be relevant if he was from Liège or Brussels. By installing his office in the heart of the lower town, the architect reflects an ambition that goes beyond sentimental attachment. It is not insignificant that RESERVOIR has moved into the city immediately after the "affaires" that have shaken -it is an euphemism- the Charleroi “landerneau” policy. He is not the only one to have also seen the beginnings of a collective awareness of the potential of the city and the challenge posed by the culture in a world devastated and defeated, but finally opened to his inevitable metamorphosis .
 
From this evolution, everything is uncertain except this: Charleroi has never cultivated the “provincial and petit bourgeois” charm of cities with monuments and old cobblestones showing a quiet and unchanged identity, releasing them from the issues of immediacy. Here, we never hesitated to move a river, build a highway in the air or neighborly with industry. If this practice is more plumbing than planning, it generated a topography multiplying discontinuity in the benefit of a variety of outrageous and vagabond styles, perfectly jubilant ...
 
Nobody knows what would have been the intentions of the architect outside this context. But it is to bet that it has counted. The projects developed by the office have in common never enroll in a serial variation multiplying the repetition in favor of abscond stylistic illusion. The unit holds first, against all abuses formalists, in a sense of the landscape combined with proven sensitivity socio-anthropological context in which architects are involved.
 
If each project, from largest to smallest, based primarily on a comprehensive approach to the needs of the owners, the program development can never be reduced in an addition of functions. Far from register against the modernist project "Habitat Machine," architects nevertheless seek to liberate from mechanistic and hygienists constraints that too often weaken judgment on architecture only to economic and ecological criteria - leaving decorators and designers the care level to the spatial poverty, sometimes as opulent than illusory.
 
Scenario.
 
Space is a geography that should always be able to extend. It would be a sight, everyone could marry the horizon. The architecture would then be a gap, a series of thresholds, lines for leaks. Each project developed by RESERVOIR A is in the research of perspective. If openings on the outer landscape take part of this challenge, interior spaces are organized according to a series of scenarios calling for all subjective projections. The space must be good to live and think. It is to be taken and it invites to enrolled there freely. The architecture is therefore conceived according to the principles of a building with four hands: architects extend the map, free for users to imagine tags and extend the narrative potential.
 
This ideal of architecture, if lives of minimalist heritage, is also able to distance itself. The potential of a place are closely related to plastic order choices whose virtues do not keep their erasure. If the term was not outdated, it would evoke lyricism. At the very least, a plastic-inspired research, trying to get rid of facilities which, if they please the eye and taste, are never able to commit ourselves to a new possible.
 
Therefore, the integration of a building in the urban context is combined here according to the same logic. The association must strengthen the identity of the place and generate new marks over the landscape. If volumes arise without complexes, it is mainly to establish the escapements they generate: their qualities are conceivable only in relation to the vivacity of the spaces they design and organize.
Venturesome, explorative and flexible, the architecture developed by RESERVOIR A integrates all aspects likely to extend its meaning and scope. It is conceived under the terms of a dialogical ratio integrating the potential of a context, the presence of a form and the desire to live a story.
 
Benoit DUSART

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Team

Julien DAILLY

Architect associate and general manager - ISACF La Cambre
Speaker for ESAPV Carré des arts de Mons

Cédric LODEWICKX

Architect associate - ISACF La Cambre

Maguy MALENGREZ

Architect associate - ISACF La Cambre

Florian HOUYOUX

Architect Urbanist - ULB La Cambre Horta

Margaux DARRAS

Architect - Faculté d'architecture de Liège

Florent MICHEL

Architect - UCL Tournai

François RAUSCH

Architecture designer BIM Modeler

Noémie NAVARRO

Architect - ULB La Cambre Horta

Fabienne CAYENBERGHS

Office Manager - IPSMA Communication

Maciej KOWALCZYK

Ingenior Architect - Posnan University of Technology

Dovile KRIKSCIUNAITE

Architect - KU Leuven St Lucas

Yann VERCAUTEREN

Architect - UCL Tournai

Gaetano Filogamo

Architect - Second University of Naples

François Fillâtre

Architect - ENSA de Versailles

Selda Kaymakcalan

Architect - ISACF La Cambre

Mauro Calderone

Architect - KU Leuven St Lucas

 

 

 

They worked with us

Adeline Guaietta

Alexandra Ioana Pustianu

Ander Zufiria

Baris Gunaydin

Beatriz Vicente Carrillo

Boris Paternostre

Catherine Cornu

Céline Gijpen

Céline Grudniewski

Claude Moussoki

Cristina Rodriguez

Denis Glauden

Dimitris Chatziioakemidis

Emilie Boeur

Francesco Nicolai

Francois Delfosse

Georgios Maillis

Giuseppe Macaluso

Guillaume Sonnet

Isabel Moyano Garcia

Javier Perez Morales

Justine Cerami

Jean-Yves Dal

Johnny Leya

Kubra Kurakaya

Laetitia De Medts

Laura Navarro Aparicio

Luc Pecourt

Lotte Mattelaer

Manuel Sparton

Maud Lefever

Milda Naujalyte

Mohamed Ali Abidi

Nathan Duvivier

Neus Beneyto Falagan

Nicolas Bourguignon

Olatz Pombo Rodilla

Raphael Delefortrie

Rudy Delrez

Simon Vanderhasten

Sourya Sukhaseum

Stella Livieratou

Stephanie Bourg

Stephanie Zens

Sylvie Somville

Thibault Empain

Valérie Dupont

Vincent Forlante