About The Nomad Concept

Our Story starts in 1751
family business since many centuries

The ancestors VanQuaille represent one family lineage of roofers-artisans of towers and churches since at least 1751, based in Flanders. Nowadays, Tensile Roofs are one of the most innovative directions in the building discipline. It's all about reducing as much materials as possible to create an enclosed or covered space. The greater the ratio of the world's population to the available resources, the more architects and engineers have to focus on limiting materials for the same building: lightweight structures are the answer par excellence to severely reduce CO2 emissions, among other things. Beautiful tradition and absolute innovation go hand-in-hand.

The Nomad Concept is a Belgium-based studio practice by Amandus VanQuaille, focused on tensile lightweight architecture, modern design, canopies and more. From our inception in 2000, we have delivered exceptional public and private environments that are  fundamental to their surroundings.

As a full-service firm, The Nomad Concept is present on projects from start to finish, ensuring that the ideas conceived in the beginning with clients are manifest at the end. We achieve this through close collaboration with all members of the project team, including consultants, contractors, trades and artisans.

As a family building tradition that started at least in 1751, we are one of the oldest building traditions in Flanders and maybe Europe. The oldest evidence of our first ancestor making roofs for churches, the typical flemish cloth halls, belfries, cathedrals and castles dates back from an inscription from 1751: Adrianus VanQuaille, 1751. In one continuing family lineage, my ancestors created beautiful roof structures that are still visible today in so many historical places.

It is my humble honour to be part of this lineage, in a refreshing new way: tensile roof systems.

Adrianus VanQuaille was innovative in 1751, by introducing and using new building techniques in Flanders: the typical ‘toiture à l’écaille’, often colourful round tiles as we still know them from the east of France. Slate and tile roofs were state-of-the-art at that period, as tensile textile roofs are state-of-the-art today.

Amandus VanQuaille, architect

Beautiful tradition and absolute innovation go hand-in-hand.

Nomad Concept - sail sculpture Fort 4 (Mortsel)

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We work closely with clients to gain an understanding of your desires both philoso phical and practical.

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The Nomad Concept is a Belgium-based studio practice focused on tensile and lightweight architecture. From our inception in 2000, we have delivered exceptional private, corporate and public projects.
As a full-service firm, The Nomad Concept is present on projects from start to finish, ensuring that the ideas conceived in the beginning with clients are manifest at the end. .

Sail Sculpture Private Villa France
The Nomad Concept - sail above roof terrace Willemstad (Curaçao)
Tongeren Julianus Courtyard


Koning Leopoldlaan 9A
2870 Puurs-Sint-Amands
Belgium


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