This spring we’re off on a journey, not on an exotic destination like Chandigarh or Naoshima, but to the Flemish hinterland where the names of the hamlets vaguely sounds familiar and where cyclists tracks are guiding us.
Architect Luc De Vos, former student and collaborator of Juliaan and one of the driving forces in the npo Juliaan Lampens opens up some amazing doors. If there are doors?
Lampens claims not to be in love with concrete, but with the possibilities offered by this material. “The constructive gesture that allows you as an architect, after all, is the first step towards beauty.”
In a collaboration between the Ghent architectural associations and the services of the city of Ghent a big architecture exhibition was set up where about 180 buildings were presented. The exhibition concept was inspired by the spatial contrasts of streets and squares in confrontation with the historical location of St. Peter’s Abbey.