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Les Heures Claires by ERPICUM Architecture

Les Heures Claires by ERPICUM Architecture.

Category: House
Year: 2004
Location: Belgium
Architect: ERPICUM

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About Studio


An architectural project is worked out while answering a multitude of constraints, it acts to create an environment favorable for human activity. We all know that we do not only live thanks to some protéïnes which enable us to function: the quality of our life, the force of our memories, the importance of our interpersonal exchanges, the reading of the environment, all these moments wake up in us emotions.

The Workshop

A creative cross-pollination in the team reflects concepts that arise from a practice of intuitive observation and generosity of approach. Our studio is dedicated to creating a dynamic workplace where several artisans are working together. Our 38 years of experience allow us to work in several fields such as residences, office, and commercial buildings, as well as museums and galleries.

Experience Abroad

We have realized constructions in the following countries: Belgium, the Caribbean, Germany, Greece, France, Great Britain, Italy, Maroc, The Netherlands, Peru, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, United States.


Rewarded at the Architectural BIFSA Awards 1984 – RSA.
Rewarded at the Eric Lion Architectural Awards 1986 – England.
Mention in Architectural Belgian Awards 1994 – Belgium.
Rewarded at the Prix de l’Urbanisme 2004 – Belgium.
Participation CDICV – Conreso CIPAI – Valencia – Spain
Nominated and/or rewarded at GPAW 2010 / 2015 / 2017 / 2021 – Belgium.
Rewarded at the Big Mat International Architecture Awards 2013 – Europe.
Rewarded at the International Space Design Awards IDEA-TOPS 2013 – Villa category – Shenzen, China.
Twice rewarded at the “RE-THINKING THE FUTURE SUSTAINABILITY AWARDS 2014” – “Residential Building Built” – Villa category
Biennale di Venizia 2016 – Mostra Internazionale di Architectura – Participating Architect, Italy
Architect Top 50 2017
Architect of the Year for Belgium 2017
Rewarded at the GBA Insight Awards 2018 – Best Architecture Firm
Rewarded at the Innovative Architecture Iconic Awards 2018 – “Best of Best” with “ORBITAL”
Iconic Awards 2018 – Innovative Architecture – Best of Best: Orbital by Tal
Rewarded at the I-Novo Awards 2018 – Opus by CEA
Ones to Watch for Belgium 2018
Global Bussiness Insight Awards 2018 – Best Architect firm
Best in Energy Architecture Services – Belgium – 2018
Rat für Formgebung – German design Concil : Innovation Award 2021 : Gold
Red Dot Award: Winner Product Design 2021 : Membre actif et fondateur du “Fond des Amis de” auprès de la Fondation Roi Baudouin
Belgium Prestige Awards for Contemporary Architecture Firm of the Year 2022
Premi d’Arquitectura d’Eivissa i Formentera XVI-XX, Intervencio en edificio existents – Spain – 2022
The Plan Award 2022, category “Villa / Completed”, Finalist

Les Heures Claires main entrance.

Les Heures Claires main entrance goes directly to the living area.

Les Heures Claires living area.

A one-colored comfortable living area with a high ceiling and a fireplace.

Les Heures Claires dining area.

Traditional wood materials, tables, and chairs are perfect for a minimal dining area.

Les Heures Claires dining area.

A dining area made up of large marble that serves as a dining table.

Les Heures Claires upstairs working area.

The second-floor area is where the working space and library are situated.

Les Heures Claires bathroom.

A large two-columned bathtub.

Les Heures Claires outdoor area.

An outdoor bench and dining table with a pond are perfect for special dinner occasions.

Les Heures Claires backyard lawn.

Les Heures Claires backyard lawn is very spacious, perfect for leisure activities and family gathering events.

The work involves renovating and transforming a house in the suburbs into a contemporary residential building. The owner wanted everything to have a fresh perspective, to be rethought and reworked: The architect took charge of the building and worked on it as if it were a sculpture that needs to be controlled from both the inside and the outside until a full appreciation is gained for the relationship the occupants have with the building in question.

The architect will work on the house relentlessly, applying his formula of preference: the right proportions shall have precedence over any form of decoration. Since two white walls have appeared on the avenue in the suburbs and two young trees can be seen in front of these walls which will grow and bear witness to the seasons of the year. As you enter the building, and before the family has a chance to extend its hospitality to you, a vast surface of the water will arouse your senses.