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Yorik van Havre

Born in Ixelles, Belgium on 23rd June 1973, belgian citizen
Holder of brazilian resident permit
Bairro Consolação, São Paulo, Brazil
Phone +5511 99487 0628 skype yorik.vanhavre
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10/2006 - present
Săo Paulo SP / Brazil


Free-lance architect

Project development and management
Detailing and execution documents
3D rendering and animation
Sketching, hand rendering and digital design
See my professional page for more details.
10/2006 - 03/2007
Săo Paulo SP / Brazil


Project management and development

Transformation works in cosmetic factory in São Paulo
Development of several supermarket projects
Detailing of executive project for several residencial projects
Transformation project for a factory in São Paulo
06/2005 - 08/2006
Săo Paulo SP / Brazil


Execution management, worksite survey, execution project management

Transformation of Carrefour Marginal supermarket, Săo Paulo (15000m²), worksite management & survey
Transformation of Carrefour Morumbí supermarket, Săo Paulo (10000m²), execution control, project & survey
Urban development plan of Almoloya de Juarez, Mexico, project and enquiries
Shopping center in Brasilia (55000m²), project management
Shopping center in Goiânia (300000m²), project management
10/2002 - 08/2004
Fortaleza CE / Brazil


Conception and project management

Several residential towers in Fortaleza, planning and project management
High-standard office complexes in Brasília, programming, conception and project development
University campus in Palma de Tocantins, programming and conception
Several seafront resort complexes on the Ceará coast, conception and project development
Sale and publicity material of several projects (3d imaging, animations, outdoors, etc)
02/2002 - 09/2002
Porto Alegre RS / Brazil


Design, conception and detailing

Design and detailing of equipment in sport facilities
Reorganization, interior and structural design of brewery Dado Bier in Porto Alegre
Design and ambient study of campus of Unisinos university
Detailing of several types of urban and interior equipment
04/2001 - 10/2001
Santa Maria RS / Brazil


Design, programming, visual communication

12/1999 - 12/2000
Brussels Belgium


Project and execution management, 3d imaging, technical detailing

Central train station of Brussels, design and various studies
Namur Stock Exchange, project and graphic presentation
Bank agency in Brussels, conception, detailing and various studies
Théâtre de la Balsamine in Brussels, execution management and technical detailing
07/1999 - 11/1999
Cape Town South Africa


Sketches and conception, architecture and structure projects, detailing

Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, transformation and recycling
Court House, technical detailing
Commercial centre in Cape Town, sketches
Church in township zone, sketches
11/1997 - 05/1999
Knokke Belgium


Project detailing, volume studies and project development

Residential building (~600m²); design and various studies
Minor residential projects, design and studies
Renovation of protected buildings, documenting, design and studies
Gymnasium and swimming pool, design and project
Renovation works in an hotel
Residential zone (~1000m²); design & studies
Social housing (~3000m²); programming and project
10/1996 - 10/1997
Brugge Belgium


Urban design, technical studies, project development

Multifamily buildings, sketches and design
Social housing, programming, conception and studies
Technical studies at different phases of the project
Renovation of protected buildings
10/1995 - 01/1996
Los Angeles CA / USA


Design, model building, presentation drawings

Pedestrian path through a Los Angeles suburb
Gymnasium in La Havana de Cuba
Housing in Vienna, competition
Los Angeles Children's Museum, competition
White House in Washington, competition
08/1994 - 04/1995
Brussels Belgium


Sketches, CAD, project development

Car-wash in Conrad Hotel, Brussels
Renovation of a residence
Residential project ~200m²


Amsterdam Netherlands

Fort400 competition

A project entry for the OpenFort 400 competition in Amsterdam. The proposal investigates density, stacking, and infectious spots as ferment for innovative, emergent systems of urban design.
Lima Peru

San Isidro Lofts

A building with about 30 loft apartments. Project made with archs. Maíra Zasso and Janis Hese. Mainly a reflexion over diffraction, opening, circulation space as a social and structural system and again a quest for some new life quality.
Liverpool United Kingdom

Liverpool canal bridge

A footbridge over the Liverpool-Leeds canal. Project made with archs. Maíra Zasso and Janis Hese. A tentative to intersect the dark industrial past and a kind of nostalgic feeling, along with a strong over-tensionated movement...
Stockholm Sweden

Stockholm library

Competition for the transformation of the Stockholm public library, project made with archs. Maíra Zasso and Janis Hese. The project is before anything a reflexion over how to approach heritage and how to integrate history and strong contemporary attitude.
Kapolei HW / USA

Malama learning center

Art center for invited and local community in Hawai'i, USA, project made with archs. Maíra Zasso and Thomas van Havre. The project explores mainly openness and no-project attitude, being a very bare structure on which non-programmed activities can develop.
Moscou Russia

Moscou city hall

Project for the new offices of the city council of Moscow, Russia, project made with arch. Thomas van Havre. The project constructs itself on a grid that grows in all directions, spreading out of its bath.
Aomori Japan

Aomori nothern style housing

Competition for a housing complex of 200 units and community services in Aomori, Japan. Project made with arch. Maíra Zasso. It deals with difference of scales in surrounding urban environment and heavy population density in compact area. It also suggests different daylife routine and social interaction.
More projects are available on the main page.


Porto Feliz Brazil

Lanxess factory

Projected with Mario Francisco Arquitetura, 2013. Tasks done: Conception and Execution project A hall for a factory, total built area 6 500 m²
São Paulo Brazil

Garagem Collection

Project by Kanarik Arquitetos, 2008. Tasks done: Execution project A garage with car vending area, total built area 5 000 m²
Brasília Brazil

Carrefour Terminal Norte

Project by Cabeza Sastre, 2006. Tasks done: Project conception, feasibility and development A shopping mall with supermarket, total built area 55 000 m²
São Paulo Brazil

Carrefour Marginal Pinheiros

Project by Cabeza Sastre, 2005. Tasks done: Worksite management, coordination and survey Transformation of a supermarket, total built area 20 000 m²
Brasília Brazil

Centro Empresarial Center Sul

Project by Nasser Hissa Arquitetos, 2004. Tasks done: Project conception A 3-tower comercial complex, total built size 200 000 m²
Fortaleza Brazil

Terraço do Atlantico

Project by Nasser Hissa Arquitetos, 2004. Tasks done: Project conception, execution project & detailing A 25-storey residencial tower, total built size 32 000 m²
Brussels Belgium

Théâtre de la Balsamine

Project by Deleuze, Metzger & Associés, 2000. Tasks done: Detailing, worksite survey and execution control, Auxiliar projects control. A 2-theatres complex in Brussels, total built size 3500 m²


São Paulo SP / Brazil
Working independently, producing 3d, drawing & project development and documentation services for architects and planners.
01/2005 - 04/2005
Brussels Belgium
Collaboration with architects Janis Hese and Bernard Coomans on different projects in Brussels
10/2000 - 03/2001
Bamako Mali
Collaboration to development of a dispensary in Kalifabougou, Mali as architect-advisor. The project involved the participation of different NGOs, authorities and local population.
1998 - 2000
Brussels Belgium
Developement of several websites for architects and architecture-related offices.
Brussels Belgium
Creation of Studio LEM with arch. Janis Hese. The objective of studio Lem is explore the connections between architecture, mathematics and sociology.
1996 - 1998
Knokke Belgium
Renovation of a residence, interior design, technical studies and worksite control and Reorganization of an apartment; sketches and project
1992 - 1996
Fujinomiya Japan
Participation as a site worker on different construction sites of social projects in Europe and Asia


09/1996 - 06/1997
Brugge Belgium
Sculpture workshops in stedelijke academie voor schone kunsten in Brugge
Brussels Belgium
Diploma of Architecture, with distinction degree
09/1990 - 07/1995
Brussels Belgium
Architecture course at Institut Supérieur d'Architecture St-Luc in St-Gilles (Brussels) including a final project about urban intervention with social housing in Cherleroi (Belgium) and a final thesis awarded with distinction degree: "From church to neighborhood: Connections between suburbs and their significant buildings"

Other skills

Hand drawing
Making of several comic books and travel drawings. Numerous project illustrations and perspectives.
Good knowledge of bioclimatism and green design. Basic knowledge of conception principles in geobiologic architecture
Structural calculus
Basic and updated knowledge in dimensionning of wood, metal and concrete structures
Computer skills
Working under Linux, Macintosh and Windows environments. Very good knowledge of Autocad, Architectural Desktop, Vectorworks, Revit, Microstation, Archicad, Turbocad, 3d studio max, Blender, Photoshop, Gimp, and usual Corel-like suites, Office-like suites, network and websites maintenance. Good programming skills under Flash, HTML, Javascript, VBA, PHP, ASP, Maxscript and Python
Opensource projects
Regular developer of the FreeCAD project since 2008, and active scriptwriter of the Blender project since 2006.


Fluent level
French, dutch, english, portuguese
"Emergency" level
Spanish, italian, japanese, afrikaans, esperanto