Bovenbouw makes relevant buildings which tell the right things about the city. Bovenbouw makes architecture which is itself, averse to the cramped desire to be avant-garde. Bovenbouw’s work is based on the tension between thinking and doing, between the present and the past, and between the exotic and the everyday.
Belgian architecture receives a lot of media attention abroad, but often it is about well-known agencies and projects. A+ brings a publication with up-and-coming talent: (young) agencies that shape our spatial and social context today.
The way in which competition projects with an intervention in important heritage not only provide their own interpretation of the requirements, but sometimes also of the heritage. That is in tension with (the illusion of) a static and purely scientific heritage assessment.
Office Omgeving fills in the theme ‘unspoken’ in a proper manner and searches for the secret (unspoken) messages that they like to put into their projects: a layer of meaning that was not requested by the client, but which is considered valuable to integrate based upon the craftmenship.
Sugiberry (Meaning) shows how an idea that adapts to a changing context, more specifically in the cultural exchange between Flanders and Japan. Schenk Hattori (Translations) seeks the limits of our imagination, and even more the mysterious and often lost elements in architecture.
Two architects offices, Graux & Baeyens and Tim Rogge, present their work within the Young Architects series. Although both write their own story, they focus on a strong dialogue with the context and with the preconditions and show a special affinity with materials and textures.
Poot architecture stands for timeless architecture, based on a strong sense of space. It is soft and tough at the same time. What provides this power?
Architect Marie-José Van Hee has resisted compromises for thirty years of practice, a period in which she has produced a very thoughtful and consistent oeuvre. She strives for an authentic, serene architecture with perseverance, tenacity and a healthy scepticism against the prevailing circumstances. Six architects view her work in the light of “unspoken”.
Filip Dujardin plays with the boundaries between photography, architectural photography, architecture and architectural fiction. He describes it himself as “a multimedia exploration of the essence of architecture,” replacing the pixel with brick.
Around the Kortrijk Creativity Week we zoom in on Kortrijk’s talent. The stage is given to architect Lieven Dejaeghere and landscape architect Denis Dujardin.
- Czech Republic
- Korea, Republic of
- Russian Federation
- United Kingdom
- United States