Over and over again one finds in the work of XDGA extremely formulated functional principles, which are then solved logically and with appropriate materials in a rigid, extended zoning system. Fascinating surprises not excluded. On the contrary.
The exhibition Willy Van der Meeren seemed so interesting that there archipelago reserved a guided tour.
We visit various interiors that are normally never accessible. The pool interior of the Residence Palace, the N.I.R. interior and more.
The title shows crisp one of the concerns of Christian Kieckens who will explain in his lecture themes like banality as a base – compaction – borders – accept and reject – structural work as the essential dramatic point in each building – form as a result of a concept.
Hutsebaut has projects in seventy cities and towns of Belgium. He also designs furniture, interiors and gardens for its buildings.
The walk is a selection of projects of the interwar period in Brasschaat.
Van de Velde: Three late projects, namely the Belgian pavilions at the world exhibitions in Paris, New York and the Technical School in Leuven. This “silent” modernist work of Van de Velde inspired Huib Hoste.
Bruges is not necessarily known as a city with a valuable interwar-architecture … Wrong. The district Kristus-Koning includes a remarkable collection of interesting contributions to the ‘Silent’ Modernism.
What this period making so interesting is the fact that Van de Velde, as a more than sixty years old pioneer of the modern movement, sought affiliation with the new post-war generation of young modernist architects, without giving up his own artistic personality.
What was the situation in Antwerp at the time of modernism, and typically in the work of Leon Stijnen, Paul Smekens, W. Van Den Broeck, Van Averbeke, Van Steenbergen and others?
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