Nicolas Vanden Eeckhoudt and Olivier Noterman's social housing in Brussels project challenges the limitations of conventional public housing design. The social housing in Brussels project has 15 separate small housing units.
The front of the social housing in Brussels projects immediately grabs the attention of pedestrians with its vertical positioning of wood beams. The project takes on a warm feeling reminiscent of a wood cabin. The front of the housing project stands out in contrast to traditional public housing that blends into the cityscape and doesn't demand the viewer's attention. The project, by standing out, tries to find a place within the public dialogue for the needs of those who require social housing.
The social housing project is fascinating, both from a design and social good perspective.