Taking on a very unique architectural feat, brothers Manuel and Francisco Aires Mateus have designed a house-shaped entrance for the new Catholic University of Louvain building.
The Portuguese duo will start working on this house-shaped entrance and building this year so students can start using it by 2015 -- the brothers won a bid for the rights to design the new school of architecture in Tournai, Belgium.
The 7000-square-metre unique architectural feat is right in the middle of the city's historic quarters, which will have the architects working hard to make sure it harmoniously blends in.
"The design evokes the existing iconography in the architectural heritage of Tournai," say the architects. "Its geometry causes various urban plazas and produces a large interior space which will house all academic activities, as well as establishing a close collaboration with the community."
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