Well, now and then. This modernist marvel has been reimagined as today’s answer to the good old-fashioned office.
“The office as you know it is dead,” proclaim Belgium’s Fosbury & Sons, and we certainly agree that their super-cool co-working spaces put the average cubicle-filled scene to shame. The company is all about doing away with the outdated one-size-fits-all way of working, and instead offers more modern set-ups where people can get down to business any way they want. And they’re not only catering to footloose freelancers either — with delocalised and travelling teams in any number of industries, digital nomads flock in all shapes and forms.
The newest property added to Fosbury & Sons’ portfolio is this modernist beauty in Brussels by post-war architect Constantin Brodzki. Constructed over three years from 1967 to serve as the HQ of a cement company, the monolithic structure was so well-considered that few updates to the interior architecture were required — pretty much just a sensitive refurbishment of the original elements by architects Going East and a bit of a tech upgrade. Outside, the building’s exterior comprises 756 convex oval modules that form banks of egg-shaped windows, creating a futuristic vibe well-suited to this forward-thinking concept.