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Trip 1919–2019 /11/2019


This architectural journey immerses you in the history and the legacy of the Bauhaus. This training for visual artists, craftsmen and architects originated in Weimar in 1919, then moved to Dessau and was based in Berlin until 1932.

Lecture Magdalena Droste (D)

Sint-Autbertuskerk, Monasterium PoortAckere, Gent

Germany celebrates the centenary of the founding of the Bauhaus in 2019. Founded in 1919 in Weimar, moved to Dessau in 1925 and closed under pressure from Nazism in 1933 in Berlin, this progressive art school existed for only fourteen years. The legendary Bauhaus is still a source of inspiration worldwide.

Trip Along Flemish roads # 01 /05/2017

West & Oost-Vlaanderen +West- Vlaams-Brabant,

This spring we’re off on a journey, not on an exotic destination like Chandigarh or Naoshima, but to the Flemish hinterland where the names of the hamlets vaguely sounds familiar and where cyclists tracks are guiding us.

Exhibition Oral archiving /03/2017

Design museum Gent, Gent

Archipel is dreaming for a while of oral archive in the form of interviews with architects. We found an ally in Studio Fragile, directed by Carl Bourgeois. Students armed with passion, enthusiasm and entrepreneurial spirit went to work with camera and microphone.

Trip Masa y Vacio,... Color y Pasion. /2016

Mexico, Mexico DF

Romantic, passionate, sensual, tragic and cruel, that are the Mexicans and that is their history. And colorful. The deep blue of Frida Kahlo. The cutting red Diego Rivera and Juan O’Gorman. Dazzling Gold Matthias Goeritz. The smooth white Felix Candela. In the sun-drenched ocher Ricardo Legoretta. The mysterious deep pink Luis Barragan.

Trip Ticino and Milan /05/2016

Ticino, Bergamo & Milano

We reach out to the beautiful region of Ticino, Bergamo, Milan … in search of forgotten pearls within the Italian modernism, and of surprising contemporary creations.

Lecture Independent research and architecture for the city

Jozef Plateauzaal, Gent

Asnago Vender experiment in the field of architectural configurations and facade compositions which almost paradoxically coincide with a formal restraint and a meticulous attention for the city and the urban form.

Trip Cycling in Paris /05/2015


Josephine Baker was in the Parisian avant-garde “très hot” because of her dancing dressed in 16 bananas. Hemingway called her “the most sensational woman anyone ever saw.” Adolf Loos was responsible for her unbuild “Roosmalen house.” Josephine and architecture. But Josephine Baker and Le Corbusier? We are looking for an answer.

Trip Where the sun barely sets /2014

Helsinki, Turku...

Some buildings are better as they get older – or as we get older?
With Alvar Aalto as a compass we travel through the endless forests and get back the feeling to come home to every classic: the works are beautifully preserved and make even more impressed than before.

Trip the Nord-East of France /10/2013

Metz, Nancy, Mullhouse...

Long ago that you saw “La Chapelle Notre-Dame du Haut in Ronchamp”?
Or maybe you have never seen?