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Annik Keoseyan

Annik Keoseyan

Vaartkom 7, Leuven, Belgium
Annik Keoseyan studied architecture in the UNAM, Mexico City where she graduated with High Honors. She pursued a Master Degree in KU Leuven, Belgium graduating as magna cum laude. She has worked in Mexico with Mauricio Rocha and Enrique Lastra. She has also worked in Belgium with Philippe Vander Maren and Bernard Dubois. Her work has been exhibited in the "We are the next generation" exhibition from the Interior Biennale in Antwerp and her work has been published in several magazines.

A feminist perspective of domestic space


Rethinking Brussels Social Housing

A feminist perspective of domestic space


Rethinking Brussels Social Housing
The project tackles poor living conditions in Brussels Social Housing by using feminism as a methodological tool to improve existing living conditions and create spaces of social solidarity and reciprocity.
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  • New areas of operation

This project investigates the relationships between new forms of living that can be affordable through the reconfiguration of architectural space. Therefore affordability could be reached through shared spaces and collective living. This focus allows us to propose new relationships between forms and content, where there is a strong prioritization of the reinforcement of social bonds and inclusiveness. In this sense, the current discussion around collective living, co-housing, etc. where shared living is highlighted and that has a strong weight in the architectural program, is in any case, connected to feminist architectural practices from the past. From this point of view, this project focuses on feminist perspectives of architectural space, where some examples provide us with a framework to understand several approaches to shared living and social reciprocity.
And in future scenarios propose a much more inclusive approach to housing.



View of the interior renovated shared kitchen/living room space.

Outside view of the renovated complex

View of the interior renovated of apartments

New apartment typologies with shared spaces

Section + axonometry drawing (added elements)

A feminist perspective of domestic space


Rethinking Brussels Social Housing

A feminist perspective of domestic space


Rethinking Brussels Social Housing
The project tackles poor living conditions in Brussels Social Housing by using feminism as a methodological tool to improve existing living conditions and create spaces of social solidarity and reciprocity.
File under
Type of project
  • New areas of operation

This project investigates the relationships between new forms of living that can be affordable through the reconfiguration of architectural space. Therefore affordability could be reached through shared spaces and collective living. This focus allows us to propose new relationships between forms and content, where there is a strong prioritization of the reinforcement of social bonds and inclusiveness. In this sense, the current discussion around collective living, co-housing, etc. where shared living is highlighted and that has a strong weight in the architectural program, is in any case, connected to feminist architectural practices from the past. From this point of view, this project focuses on feminist perspectives of architectural space, where some examples provide us with a framework to understand several approaches to shared living and social reciprocity.
And in future scenarios propose a much more inclusive approach to housing.



View of the interior renovated shared kitchen/living room space.

Outside view of the renovated complex

View of the interior renovated of apartments

New apartment typologies with shared spaces

Section + axonometry drawing (added elements)


Idea by

Annik Keoseyan
Annik Keoseyan
Vaartkom 7
Leuven
Belgium
Annik Keoseyan studied architecture in the UNAM, Mexico City where she graduated with High Honors. She pursued a Master Degree in KU Leuven, Belgium graduating as magna cum laude. She has worked in Mexico with Mauricio Rocha and Enrique Lastra. She has also worked in Belgium with Philippe Vander Maren and Bernard Dubois. Her work has been exhibited in the "We are the next generation" exhibition from the Interior Biennale in Antwerp and her work has been published in several magazines.