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Architects and studios: Coussée & Goris 1-6 / 6

Lecture Natura Naturans (Vers une nature)

Stadsbibliotheek De Krook (Zaal De Blauwe Vogel), Gent

The opening of the public library ‘De Krook’ gives Archipel the opportunity to focus on the work of Coussée and Goris architects. After a tour in the building, a lecture will follow with the title “Natura Naturans (vers une nature)”.

Trip Along Flemish roads #02 /10/2017

In real pioneer style, we draw with camera, sketchbook and valies in the hand of Leuven, Flemish Brabant, Hageland, Haspengouw, Hasselt, Limburg and Antwerp Kempen to Antwerp or vice versa.

Visit Archipelmovie: Poetry of the Everyday

Concertgebouw, Brugge

The Bruges Concert Hall becomes an open house. In 2002 the Concert Hall opened his doors. The architectural pearl of Robbrecht & Daem architects became a vibrant meeting place for art lovers, artists and the corporate business world local and from abroad. 15 years later, more precisely from September 2017, the Concert Hall reveals its secrets even during daytime.

Visit Bustrip tough the South of West-Flanders

The eight buildings of the trip vary in typology – from hotel to an industrial building into a village hall or a cultural center – and the ride takes us to places where we would not make a special detour.

Lecture identity unfolded

De Centrale, Gent

Architecture by nature encapsulates space and directs every move. In their quest to smooth fluidity of space, the architects Ralf Coussée and Klaas Goris irons the folds in the urban territory with public intimacy.

Lecture own work

't Leerhuys, Brugge

Coussée & Goris has grown into a broader team of young architects with projects in Belgium and France. Their work is a relief. Pure detailing, honest materials, stubborn logic, serene geometry, careful integration gives the work a succinct evidence and timeliness.

Coussée & Goris

Coussée & Goris is a Belgian architecture office founded by Ralf Coussée (°Roeselare, 1959) and Klaas Goris (°Brussels, 1960) in 1998 in Ghent.

Screamy and bite-sized star architecture is rejected by them in favor of purity and contemplation, a position in which the essence of typology, material and space is central. “Only an alert imagination and a discerning eye to notice the generous spaciousness, the consistent way things are put together, the genius ‘tinkering’ and the assembly of materials that get a new shape again and again”