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Lecture Country vs. Landscape

Project Zebrastraat, Gent

Bas Smets makes a game of it. He gives and shows the structure of its design layer by laye, therefor every step and every decision taken seems obvious and rational.

Bas Smets

Bas Smets studied engineering architect at KU Leuven and obtained a postgraduate landscape architecture in Geneva. He worked for seven years in Paris with landscape architect Michel Desvigne and founded in 2007 Bureau Bas Smets (BBS) in Brussels.

Bas Smets makes a game of it. He gives and shows the structure of its design layer by layer in which every step and every decision taken in the draft seems obvious and rational. Yet he is in spite of this method no theorist and he designates his design method rather as intuitive as a quest for wonder and an uninhibited unraveling of the status quo. Actually, he is not only an inventor but also a storyteller. With both stories about the existing land and the landscape he realized that more and is characterized by the search for an organizing gesture.