UTIL specializes in thinking, conceiving and designing structural solutions that support the architectural concept of other architects and strengthen. They collaborate with agencies such as Office Kersten Geers David Van Severen, Atelier Kempe Thill, B-architecten, Robbrecht & Daem, studio Vens Vanbelle, URA, …
In Ghent we Alexander Dierendonck (1971) and Isabelle Blancke (1973) as husband and wife as well as partners to work on a fascinating architectural story. We let them have their say in one of their recent projects.
Their young oeuvre example of craftsmanship and maximum spatial impact. In their renovations and custom furniture they combine tactility, experiment and surprising use of color.
A thorough commitment, research and intuition lead these architects in their search for new forms of housing and spatial strategies with a no-nonsense passion for sustainability, ecology and ethics. Their projects, houses, apartment blocks as urban planning already received several awards.
Visiting the exhibition “Young architecture at the sea”
In the workshops of Marc Felix, Filip Buysse and Dirk Coopman in Ghent and Marc Macken in Brussels, students have been working on a maritime museum in Ostend. A selection of designs from these four workshops is as mental exercise for the site ‘Station Peninsula – Churchill Kaai “as an exhibition presented to the general public.
This week a fine article was published by Domus, written by Matthias Van Rossen about the impotence to unite contemporary architecture and Bruges.
South-West Flanders is on the move. Numerous quality projects graft themselves in an increasingly urbanized landscape. We visitthe sometimes forgoten Flanders Fields where the ‘new challenges for the landscape often have a different meaning.
This exhibition shows the background story and the evolution of the modernist city of Chandigarh, exposes the real life in modernity through beautiful pictures, and let the Archipel travellers talk about their experiences and visions.
Under pressure from the Bruges public opinion, and after patiently political lobbying, the pavilion of Toyo Ito was downgraded, against the advice of the Heritage administration.
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