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 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.

  • 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

Alex Basile, Lionel Billiet, Tristan Boniver, Sophie Boone, Lea Bottani-Dechaud, Stijn Colon, Emmanuel Cortes Garcia, Lionel Devlieger, Aude-Line Dulière, Mohsen Ebrahimi Aborke, Gaspard Geerts, Michaël Ghyoot, Maarten Gielen, Pauline Gonieau, Cécile Guichard, Renaud Haerlingen, Louise Huba, Florence Meessen, Victor Meesters, Benoit Molherat, Susie Naval, Sébastien Paulet, Hanne Platteeuw, Catherine Plenevaux, Manon Portera, Melanie Tamm, Arne Vande Capelle, Daniel Van Drimmelen, Pierre-Yves Volont, Uri Wegman.

We have also worked with...

Victoria Abelsen, Lola Bazin, Koen Berghmans, Fani Bihr, Iveta Bláhová, Anne-Lise Bouillon, Florent Bouillon, Jessica Butzberger, Amaury Caeyman, Livia Cahn, Barbara Calonger, Giulia Caterina Verga, Alison Creba, Caroline De Decker, Camille de Jerphanion, Elena Dell'Oro, Leila Eerens Sarango, Arthur Etard, Andrea Ferreri, Matthijs Fieuws, Elise François, Celine Ghyselen, Anne-Catherine Hittinger, Sarolta Hüttl, Melissa Jin, Muhammed Karabelen, Ruth Kennivé, Benjamin Lasserre, Aliki Loizidis, Hélène Mariage, Louis Merle d'Aubigné, Eva Neefs, Tiffany Obser, Bernardo Robles Hidalgo, Tim Rottiers, Tine Seghers, Sophie Seys, Celeste Ivon Suarez, Sandrine Tonnoir, Florence Vaes, Adeline Van Hoof, Victoria van Kan, Jeroen Verrecht, Robrecht Verstraete, André Warnier, Arthur Wéry, Kent Wilson, Jean-François Wyseur.


Rotor asbl-vzw
58 rue Prévinairestraat
1070 Brussels