About us

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.


  • Design

    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 design teams and building commissioners in providing guidance for missions such as: identifying the reusable elements in an existing building (reuse assessment); establishing reuse strategies, setting reuse targets and create evaluation tools; scouting suitable reclaimed elements; writing down bespoke specs for integrating reuse strategies; and design the projects so as to maximize the integration of reclaimed construction elements.

  • Publication

    Publications are an integral part of our work. These allow us to share our findings and experience more largely.

  • Exhibition

    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

    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.

  • Education

    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.


Current collaborators

Sarah Barillot, Mounji Berrahal, Lionel Billiet, Charlotte Bonduel, Tristan Boniver, Sophie Boone, Soumaya Debbichi, Lea Bottani-Dechaud, Célia Chaussabel, Leo Cojean, Stijn Colon, Pascale Damsin, Nicolas Delaunoy, Nicolas Desart, Lionel Devlieger, Aude-Line Dulière, Géraldine Durieux, Mohsen Ebrahimi Aborke, Christophe Escalé, Gaspard Geerts, Michaël Ghyoot, Maarten Gielen, Cécile Guichard, Camille Guilloteau, Elise Erard, Renaud Haerlingen, Loula Hesse, Emma Joly, Florence Meessen, Victor Meesters, Benoit Molherat, Kianoosh Motallebi, Olivia Noël, Sébastien Paulet, Mathilde Roman, Margot Saulnier, Tom Schoonjans, Melanie Tamm, Arne Vande Capelle, Victoria van Kan, Pierre-Yves Volont, Raphaël Wagnon, James Westcott, Caspar Zimmer

We have also worked with...

Victoria Abelsen, Romann Acacia, Tina Athari, Alex Basile, Lola Bazin, Alice Beiglig, Koen Berghmans, Fani Bihr, Luigi Bisogno, Iveta Bláhová, Anne-Lise Bouillon, Florent Bouillon, Raid Boussouf, Jessica Butzberger, Amaury Caeyman, Livia Cahn, Barbara Calonger, Leo Cojean, Emmanuel Cortes Garcia, Alison Creba, Ariane d'Hoop, Koen Daems, Caroline De Decker, Camille de Jerphanion, Rein de Wilde, Leander Decloedt, Théo Dellicour, Elena Dell'Oro, Victoria Denimal,  Fien Deruyter, Camille Drion, Leila Eerens Sarango, Arthur Etard, Victor Everaerts, Al Fajersztjn, Andrea Ferreri, Matthijs Fieuws, Elise François, Melissa Garipuy, Celine Ghyselen, Beatrice Godon, Andrée Goldschmidt, Pauline Gonieau, Mathilde Haine, Anne-Catherine Hittinger, Louise Huba, Sarolta Hüttl, Melissa Jin, Samuel John Little,  Muhammed Karabelen, Ruth Kennivé, Romane Lavoine, Benjamin Lasserre, Quentin Lemarchand, Aliki Loizidis, Katja Lorencic, Elie Maissin, Manal Makhoul, Hélène Mariage, Alexis Mazin, Romane M'Bao, Louis Merle d'Aubigné, Jelena Milanović, Susie Naval, Eva Neefs, Raoul Nguety Wandji, Tiffany Obser, Hanne Platteeuw, Catherine Plenevaux, Manon Portera, Timothée Raviol, David Regnier, Sylvain Regout, Bernardo Robles Hidalgo, Luna Pittau, Giulia Rosa, Tim Rottiers, Nicolas Schiltz, Margot Schurmans, Tine Seghers, Sophie Seys, Celeste Ivon Suarez, Emilie Thabard, Sarah Tilley, Ian Tshimbila, Sandrine Tonnoir, Daniel Van Drimmelen, Florence Vaes, Zoe van der Pas, Adeline Van Hoof, Giulia Caterina Verga, Vincent Vergote, Jeroen Verrecht, Robrecht Verstraete, André Warnier, Arthur Wéry, Kent Wilson, Jean-François Wyseur, Uri Wegman, Beate Zavadska, Benedikte Zitouni


Rotor asbl-vzw
!!!New address from Aug. 17th 2022 on:
3 Avenue de Bâle
1140 Brussels

We are located in the Da Vinci business park by citydev.brussels
+32 488 05 22 00