BC Architects BC believes that in order to have a positive impact on our society, architects must intervene beyond the narrow definition of the professional who designs and controls the execution of buildings. That’s why BC ventures into material production, contracting, knowledge transfer and social organization, all of which affect their design approach. Numerous actors and processes emerge around it and from within this synergy, a hybrid architectural practice begins to emerge. BC’s view of building gradually evolves from local and very specific experiences, such as the choice to work with local resources and skills, the interest in materials such as soil and hemp concrete, the urge to pioneer, the risks associated with experimentation, registering in an existing building culture and network of builders, organizing workshops or building camps, the need for fruitful collaborations, the necessary redefinition of professional boundaries, the direct commitment to material production and construction, … to a world in transition. Four architects – Nicolas Coeckelberghs, Wes Degreef, Ken De Cooman and Laurens Bekemans – studied architecture together and then decided to combine their ambitions through a non-profit organization called ‘Brussels Cooperation’.