BC Architecten

Architecture using local raw materials

BC Architecten converts soil to form building materials such as loam bricks, cob materials, loam plasters, etc. and helps architects, contractors, and building owners use applications to make construction materials on the site. After use, the materials can be given back to the ground or they are again transformed into building materials in an infinite circular process.

BC also organises workshops for sharing knowledge and lowering the threshold to using locally extracted materials. The workshops focus on children, students, professionals, etc.

The first step of any building project is digging up the ground. But soil is hard to store, dirty to transport and complex in terms of cleaning. Flanders excavates around 21 million tons per year. Around 75% of this is uncontaminated. This soil is used in non-circular projects such as road-building or dumped into ditches.