Ilse De Sutter
Graduated with a master degree in architecture from KU Leuven in 2015. After graduating, Ilse started working at META Architectuurbureau (Antwerp). In 2019, she relocated to New York and joined the team at MODU architecture. Together with Matilde, Saffir was founded in 2020, merging our individual practices and taking on new projects together.
Graduated with a master degree in architecture from KU Leuven in 2015. Matilde started working as a freelance architect in 2018 after previous work experiences at Bovenbouw Architectuur (Antwerp) & Studiobont (Ghent). As of 2020, Matilde co founded Saffir with Ilse. Besides Saffir, Matilde leads a studio at KULeuven since 2018 and is also active as a printmaking artist.
awards & residencies
2023 Black Church International Artist in residence award 2023, Ireland
2022 Frans Masereel Residence, Belgium
2017 Nomination: East Flanders Visual Arts Prize, Belgium
2016 Laureate: Toegepast 21, Z33 Hasselt, Belgium
2016 Laureate: Jef Van Ranst Prize, Ghent/Brussels, Belgium
2022 'De Aanbidders', KMSKA - VRT, September 2022
2022 Sabato Magazine (De Tijd), January 2022
2020 A+ architecture in Belgium, issue: ‘the next generation’, May 2020
2020 Cover voor Sabato Magazine (De Tijd), January 2020
2018 A+ architecture in Belgium, issue: ‘Representation’, October 2018