Archipel is dreaming for a while of oral archive in the form of interviews with architects. We found an ally in Studio Fragile, directed by Carl Bourgeois. Students armed with passion, enthusiasm and entrepreneurial spirit went to work with camera and microphone.
A strong piece of European modernism in traditional India. In 1950, Le Corbusier designed a complete city. After the problematic partition of British India Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru wanted a new capital for the Indian states of Punjab and Haryana, “unhampered by the traditions of the past.”
Imagining an architecture this empty heart of Brussels was apparently an ongoing challenge for many architects and architectural organisations. In designs by groep Planning, ARAU, La Cambre, Deleu, Baines, Crepain, Dams, Beel, Neutelings and the Geyter one can read a profound evolution in the approach of the city “as a substance of architecture.”