The concept ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’ – where architecture, interiors, art and furniture fuse are conceived as a whole – governs the work of Belgian architect Nicolas Schuybroek. It’s how the architect creates spaces that are equally raw and stripped back, monastic, and yet always have a soul.
Previously a project director for Vincent Van Duysen, Nicolas established his namesake studio ten years ago with a small scale philosophy, embarking on a “quest for in-depth substance and warmth” through detail, craftsmanship and intuition. The architect says that while their work might appear to be simple, it’s only in appearance. “We strive to generate emotions and define a new type of poetics of space,” he says.