Karbon' architecture et urbanisme is a Brussels-based cooperative that has been active in Belgium since 2008. Today we bring together 16 architects and urban planners with a common approach and a great complementarity. Karbon' has numerous projects and studies to its credit, which bear witness to the office's ability to tackle territorial, landscape, urban, architectural and furniture issues relating to a wide variety of scales and contexts, as well as to multiple methods of reflection and intervention.


This knowledge of the Brussels built environment also includes the heritage dimension of architecture through various restoration and renovation projects of emblematic buildings as well as social housing complexes revealing the office's capacity to question the qualities and potential of buildings from different periods of the city's construction. At the same time, Karbon' is developing a permanent research on the environmental impact of construction, capable of carrying out an integrated architectural reflection based on a relevant choice of materials. Our practice is resolutely committed and aims to place the human being at the centre of the matter. Indeed, beyond the unsurpassable horizon of energy consumption figures, Karbon' has long since extended its thinking to the environmental balance of the materials used, as well as to the consumption and obsolescence of the technology involved. Through a series of projects in hemp-lime concrete and the construction of several pilot houses in straw, Karbon' has developed a capacity to use bio-sourced or recycled or reused materials with positive sanitary and environmental balances, such as straw, clay, hemp concrete, wood, cork or cellulose.