The influence of the Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura is invaluable for contemporary European architecture. Eduardo Souto de Moura today enjoys wide international recognition.
Toyo Ito is one of the leading Japanese architects. In the lecture he gives an overview of his oeuvre in which the recent Mediatheque in Sendai is one of the most important groundbreaking buildings from the early 21th century.
The architecture of Sejima is unlikely light, almost dematerialized, ephemeral … Pure, simple, austere geometric. Brittle carriers, skins of glass. Transparencies, cool place … Buildings as schemas around contemporary life.
Now Brugge 2002, on proposal by Archipel, has choosen architect Toyo Ito as designer, it is time for a broad introduction to the work of Ito.
Barragan (1902-1988) has left an architecture which belongs to the most honorable of our time. Grafted on Mexican tradition, his work is an obvious modernity in which light and space are caught in an incredibly controlled manner.
Venturi, together with his wife and partner Denise Scott Brown, is considered one of the most influential architects of the 20th century. His work was very important for the development of postmodernism in the United States.
The shining white buildings illustrate the very private process of De Portzamparc. The building program is decomposed and worked trough into its elements and reassembled into autonomous architectural fragments.
Opening of the exhibition, which is opened by Rossi himself in the framework of the “Avantguardia Italiana” in Antwerp (architecture – theatre – film)
Hollein first makes a thorough study of the area where he has implanted something, he also takes into account the context and involves this even in his own design. He introduces some decorative elements that are quotations in his designs, sometimes even quotes from his own earlier work.