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
tradition and innovation hand-in-hand