Socle is an emerging architecture and design practice with a focus on private and public cultural and residential projects, 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 led 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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