About us

Rotor is a cooperative design practice that investigates the organisation of the material environment. We develop critical positions through research and design. Besides projects in architecture and interior design, we also produce exhibitions, books, economic models and policy proposals.

In 2016, we've launched the spin-off project Rotor DC. This is the place to buy salvaged building components.


  • Design

    We are able to undertake interior design projects crafted around reclaimed elements. Merging design and construction allows us to develop projects as a bespoke answer to the client's needs.

  • Design assistance

    We can assist design teams and building commissioners in providing guidance for missions such as: identifying the reusable elements in an existing building (reuse assessment); establishing reuse strategies, setting reuse targets and create evaluation tools; scouting suitable reclaimed elements; writing down bespoke specs for integrating reuse strategies; and design the projects so as to maximize the integration of reclaimed construction elements.

  • Publication

    Publications are an integral part of our work. These allow us to share our findings and experience more largely.

  • Exhibition

    Exhibitions are a format that allows us to deepen a specific theme that makes us curious. We usually carry out ourselves the research process, the curating and the scenography of the exhibitions. We often realize the installation as well.

  • Research

    Research is central in all Rotor's projects. Yet, some projects are more specifically oriented towards the investigation of specific topics, such as sustainability, circularity and the material economy. If some of our research project are quite theoretical, others are more action-oriented. In every case, we rely on a strong empirical approach.

  • Education

    We intervene in architecture, design, arts or engineering schools and universities, for periods varying from a 1-day lecture, a 1-week workshop or a 6-months studio.


Current collaborators

Lionel Billiet,Tristan Boniver, Sophie Boone, Lea Bottani-Dechaud, Célia Chaussabel, Stijn Colon, Nicolas Delaunoy, Lionel Devlieger, Aude-Line Dulière, Géraldine Durieux, Gaspard Geerts, Michaël Ghyoot, Camille Guilloteau, Elise Erard, Renaud Haerlingen, Florence Meessen, Victor Meesters, Olivia Noël, Tom Schoonjans, Melanie Tamm, Arne Vande Capelle, James Westcott

We have also worked with...

Victoria Abelsen, Alex Basile, Lola Bazin, Alice Beiglig, Koen Berghmans, Fani Bihr, Iveta Bláhová, Anne-Lise Bouillon, Florent Bouillon, Jessica Butzberger, Amaury Caeyman, Livia Cahn, Emmanuel Cortes Garcia, Alison Creba, Ariane d'Hoop, Koen Daems, Caroline De Decker, Rein de Wilde, Leander Decloedt, Elena Dell'Oro, Fien Deruyter, Camille Drion, Leila Eerens Sarango, Arthur Etard, Victor Everaerts, Al Fajersztjn, Andrea Ferreri, Matthijs Fieuws, Elise François, Melissa Garipuy, Celine Ghyselen, Beatrice Godon, Pauline Gonieau, Mathilde Haine, Anne-Catherine Hittinger, Louise Huba, Sarolta Hüttl, Melissa Jin, Samuel John Little,  Muhammed Karabelen, Ruth Kennivé, Romane Lavoine, Benjamin Lasserre, Aliki Loizidis, Katja Lorencic, Hélène Mariage, Louis Merle d'Aubigné, Jelena Milanović, Susie Naval, Eva Neefs, Raoul Nguety Wandji, Tiffany Obser, Hanne Platteeuw, Catherine Plenevaux, Manon Portera, Bernardo Robles Hidalgo, Tim Rottiers, Margot Schurmans, Tine Seghers, Sophie Seys, Celeste Ivon Suarez, Emilie Thabard, Sandrine Tonnoir, Daniel Van Drimmelen, Florence Vaes, Adeline Van Hoof, Giulia Caterina Verga, Jeroen Verrecht, Robrecht Verstraete, André Warnier, Arthur Wéry, Kent Wilson, Jean-François Wyseur, Uri Wegman, Beate Zavadska, Benedikte Zitouni


Rotor asbl-vzw
3 Avenue de Bâle
1140 Brussels
We are located in the Da Vinci business park by citydev.brussels
+32 488 05 22 00