Quest of a nation to its architectural identity
Three houses around Turnhout are covered, three unique houses of the late modern architects from Turnhout, Belgium: Paul Neefs, Lou Jansen and the office Vanhout-Schellekens.
In 2010 Renaat Braem would have been 100. Reason enough to rediscover the built and written work of this acclaimed architect.
The construction in 1966 of the house was achieved in six months, thanks to the use of a metal framework and a thoughtful floor plan consisting of a simple rectangular plan with symmetrical layout.
The relocation of the capital of Brazil from Rio de Janeiro to a place on the vast Central Plateau had a mythic dimension. The pioneers, led by President Juscelino Kubitschek, gave in just one thousand days shape to a city which was the model for the future of the country.
Oscar Niemeyer – An architect committed to his century (by Belgian filmmaker Marc-Henri Wajnberg)
Lina Bo Bardi – Go to Bahia Lina had told him (by the Dutch VPRO, where ‘him’ stands for Aldo van Eyck)
This trip is a real discovery. In the foothsteps of Pedro Álvares Cabral we try to unveil the architectural secrets of this continent.
Is the Modernist masterpiece threatened? On September 30, 1937 the Sanatorium Joseph Lemaire, designed by architect Maxime Brunfaut was opened under international interest.
Villa Tugendhat by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in Brno and Villa Müller (both 1928-1930) by Adolf Loos in Prague are topping the ‘billboard’.
The impressive house (1968) by architect Axel Ghyssaert acted in early 2002 as a unique backdrop for the youth film ‘Science Fiction’ by director Dany Deprez who got of attention with his magical-realist film debut “The ball”.