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.
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.
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.
‘Territorial design’ is a way to commemorate large areas with hundreds of thousands or even millions of people in coexistence with large ecosystems.
A documentary about self-organization and urbanization in Nigeria, in collaboration with architect Rem Koolhaas and the Harvard Project on the City.
Jan Bruggemans outlines a typical evolution for Japan related among other things with the issue of earthquakes and economy. The work of Toyo Ito has been a catalyst in this evolution.
The viewpoints of Paul Lievevrouw are ideologically based on the belief in the vitality of the city, in the qualities of cultural identity, urban density, destination differentiations, ‘convivial’ scale, and the integration tension of interplay and contrast.
It may sound odd, but by any change you make the building more beautiful. You can see that when a plant. We ask first what they want with the building, and only when we understand that, we can shape it.
Jan Tanghe replies on questions from Sieg Vlaeminck, Werner De Simpelaere and Raf De Saeger.