Archipel

Experience architecture!

Countries: India 1-10 / 10

Lecture by Iain Jackson (GB)

Budafabriek - derde verdieping, Kortrijk

In Chandigarh they designed numerous housing types, as well as groundbreaking design school, colleges, hospitals etc. Post-Chandigarh they wrote two books about tropical architecture.

Exhibition Le Corbusier/Chandigarh : : Kortrijk/Eurometropole /2013

Budafabriek, Kortrijk

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.

Lecture own work

Budafabriek, Kortrijk

During its relatively short life Matharoo Associates stands out for its innovative concepts, its ‘out of the box’ thinking and quality construction/execution in a third world scenario.

Lecture by Luc Deleu (T.O.P. Office)

Auditorium Oehoe, E1, Gent

A strong piece of European modernism in traditional India. In 1950, Le Corbusier designed a complete city. After the problematic partition of British India Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru wanted a new capital for the Indian states of Punjab and Haryana, “unhampered by the traditions of the past.”

Trip the Indian subcontinent /02/2013

Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh + Dhaka

Chandigarh was the reason for the architectural exploration trough a fraction of ‘the Indian subcontinent. What remains after this quest and takes root, is to have discovered the feeling of “essence”.

Miscellaneous Info evening

De Biekorf, Brugge

Get ready for a dazzling evening about India with exciting film clips and fascinating pictures!

Lecture by Kathleen James-Chakraborty (IR)

Universiteit Gent, Gent

The American architect Louis Kahn was one of the greatest architects of the twentieth century. With complex spatial compositions, a basic form language and a masterfully choreographed use of light, Kahn made buildings of timeless beauty and universal symbolic power.

Lecture Culture and climate as a cornerstone for architecture

C-mine cultuurcentrum Genk, Genk

The projects of Studio Mumbai arise after much descussion and take shape through a process of ‘learning by making’. Ideas are tested in material studies, models and sketches.

Miscellaneous Action to preserve Chandigarh

Chandigarh, the ideal city of Le Corbusier is slowly robbed.

Lecture by Charles Vermeersch

't Leerhuys, Brugge

Le Corbusier’s as an urban planning raged against the old town. For an exploration of the most controversial and perhaps most misunderstood aspect of the work of Le Corbusier, we relied on Professor Charles Vermeersch.