Bart Haverkamp and Pieter Croes, a pair of Antwerp-based garden designers who specialize in designing ambitious urban gardens. Their loft and atelier is entirely a garden.
We bought our atelier 11 years ago. The front- and backhouse are part of an old farm, that dates from 1850. At first side the premise looked romantic with ivy growing through brick. At second sight it was a big mess. We didn’t know we had a garden until we started cleaning up the place. Yes, it was really that messy! First we sublet the place, but after renovation works, we decided to live here instead. We replaced all skylights making the loft space looking like a big greenhouse. We even had the idea to grow plants here.