Socle is an emerging architecture and design practice focussed on improving the quality of life in high density metropoles. Through an ‘Architecture of Contrast’ , the studio pursues a balance in our built environment, with the ultimate goal to seduce people to move to the city.
Projects range from private and public cultural spaces to residential buildings, both temporary (exhibitions and installations) and more permanent (architecture and urban design) in nature.
The studio was founded by Axel Clissen in 2016 and is based in New York and Brussels. Projects are situated all over the world, with a specific focus on the United States and Europe. This global approach allows them to learn from different cultures, to apply those lessons in their work.
Before founding Socle, Axel Clissen was active at Robbrecht en Daem architecten in Ghent, Sou Fujimoto Architects in Tokyo and the Flemish Architecture Institute in Antwerp, where he coordinated the Belgian entry for the 13th Venice Architecture Biennale. He was recipient of the Prix Godecharle in 2011 and part of Vlerick Business School 's Creativity Class in 2014.
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