Rotor is a cooperative design practice that investigates the organisation of the material environment. We develop critical positions through research and design. Besides projects in architecture and interior design, we also produce exhibitions, books, economic models and policy proposals.
In 2016, we've launched the spin-off project Rotor DC. This is the place to buy salvaged building components.
We are able to undertake interior design projects crafted around reclaimed elements. Merging design and construction allows us to develop projects as a bespoke answer to the client's needs.
- Design assistance
We can assist architects and building commissioners in providing guidance for missions such as identifying the reusable elements in an existing building (reuse assessment); scouting suitable reclaimed elements for a project; writing down bespoke specs for integrating reuse strategies; and design the projects so as to maximize the integration of reclaimed construction elements.
Publications are an integral part of our work. These allow us to share our findings and experience more largely.
Exhibitions are a format that allows us to deepen a specific theme that makes us curious. We usually carry out ourselves the research process, the curating and the scenography of the exhibitions. We often realize the installation as well.
Research is central in all Rotor's projects. Yet, some projects are more specifically oriented towards the investigation of specific topics, such as sustainability, circularity and the material economy. If some of our research project are quite theoretical, others are more action-oriented. In every case, we rely on a strong empirical approach.
We intervene in architecture, design, arts or engineering schools and universities, for periods varying from a 1-day lecture, a 1-week workshop or a 6-months studio.
Lionel Billiet, Tristan Boniver, Sophie Boone, Lea Bottani-Dechaud, Stijn Colon, Emmanuel Cortes Garcia, Pascale Damsin, Camille de Jerphanion, Nicolas Delaunoy, Fien Deruyter, Lionel Devlieger, Aude-Line Dulière, Mohsen Ebrahimi Aborke, Melissa Garipuy, Gaspard Geerts, Michaël Ghyoot, Maarten Gielen, Pauline Gonieau, Cécile Guichard, Renaud Haerlingen, Louise Huba, Romane Lavoine, Florence Meessen, Victor Meesters, Benoit Molherat, Susie Naval, Olivia Noel, Sébastien Paulet, Luna Pittau, Manon Portera, Timothée Raviol, David Regnier, Sylvain Regout, Melanie Tamm, Arne Vande Capelle, Victoria van Kan, Vincent Vergote, Pierre-Yves Volont, James Westcott
We have also worked with...
Victoria Abelsen, Alex Basile, Lola Bazin, Koen Berghmans, Fani Bihr, Iveta Bláhová, Anne-Lise Bouillon, Florent Bouillon, Raid Boussouf, Jessica Butzberger, Amaury Caeyman, Livia Cahn, Barbara Calonger, Giulia Caterina Verga, Alison Creba, Ariane d'Hoop, Koen Daems, Caroline De Decker, Rein de Wilde, Elena Dell'Oro, Victoria Denimal, Camille Drion, Leila Eerens Sarango, Arthur Etard, Al Fajersztjn, Andrea Ferreri, Matthijs Fieuws, Elise François, Celine Ghyselen, Mathilde Haine, Anne-Catherine Hittinger, Sarolta Hüttl, Melissa Jin, Samuel John Little, Muhammed Karabelen, Ruth Kennivé, Benjamin Lasserre, Aliki Loizidis, Manal Makhoul, Hélène Mariage, Alexis Mazin, Louis Merle d'Aubigné, Eva Neefs, Raoul Nguety Wandji, Tiffany Obser, Hanne Platteeuw, Catherine Plenevaux, Bernardo Robles Hidalgo, Tim Rottiers, Tine Seghers, Sophie Seys, Celeste Ivon Suarez, Ian Tshimbila, Sandrine Tonnoir, Daniel Van Drimmelen, Florence Vaes, Adeline Van Hoof, Jeroen Verrecht, Robrecht Verstraete, André Warnier, Arthur Wéry, Kent Wilson, Jean-François Wyseur, Uri Wegman, Beate Zavadska, Benedikte Zitouni
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