Archipel

Experience architecture!

Architects and studios: Peter Callebout 1-2 / 2

Lecture by Francis Strauven

CC De Grote Post (voormalig PTT gebouw), Oostende

Modernism versus traditionalism in the Belgian architecture. Especially on the coastline of Belgium.

Visit by Gert Van Conckelberghe

't Leerhuys, Brugge

Callebout built the timeless cedar house on the seafront in Zeebrugge. The oeuvre is always known as an honest, authentic architecture.

Peter Callebout

Peter Callebout (°London, June 20, 1916 – †Brussels, 3 August 1970) was a Belgian architect and designer.

He is known for his region-rational architecture with refined interior spaces. He was influenced by the work of Richard Neutra, the Scandinavian architecture and the Japanese tradition. He was particularly active in Flanders.

Callebout received training from his father, architect Ernest Callebout and worked with him from 1932 to 1952. In 1960-1962 he worked with architect Fernand Sohier and in 1967-1968 by architect Piet Vierin. In 1958 he took over as Belgian representative participated in the CIAM conference in Otterlo. In 1967 he became a lecturer at the School of Architecture La Cambre.

Callebout was a convinced advocate of contemporary functional style. He especially a lot of built in wood exhibition pavilions, houses, vakantiewoningern, interior installations. In 1963 he received the Architecture of the National Institute of Housing, (along with Fernand Sohier) for a remarkable wooden cottage on the seafront in Zeebrugge. Buildings designed by Callebout be found in Bruges, Ostend, Blankenberge, Newport, Gistel, Sint-Martens-Latem, Kraainem, etc.