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Visit 50 years of architectural silence

Clarissenklooster, Oostende

One of the icons of postwar modernism in Flanders, and a highlight in the work of Ir. Architect Paul Felix (1913-1981), was opened exactly 50 years ago, to be subsequently closed (to the public).

Lecture by Gilbert Decouvreur

De Biekorf, Brugge

There is a rare charm and something indescribable personal from all that is in the hands of Asplund & Lewerents.

Lecture by Michael Sheridan

Xpo Meeting Center, Kortrijk

Jacobsen’s design style can be described as functionalist, because the shape is always determined by the function. Arne Jacobsen was influenced by Mies van der Rohe, Le Corbusier and Bauhaus. Jacobsen, in turn, has affected many other designers.

Debate Remake of the Vieux-Brugesdebate from 1930

Auditorium Europacollege, Brugge

End of March 1930 a highly acclaimed evening debate in Bruges was organized with the theme “Should we build in Bruges in modern style??
The theme is still relevant. Repeating this debate with equal speakers is a challenge!

Film about the life and work of Philip Johnson

Boot 'Captal', Gent

Philip Johnson takes us on his 40-acre estate in New Canaan, Connecticut – his own laboratorium- and supplies the necessary witty and humorous commentary.

Lecture by Dirk De Meyer

't Leerhuys, Brugge

The significance of the projects realized by Mies after his immigration to North America are summarized. Cultural and other roots of Mies’ European period are used to analyze his later work.

Lecture by Dirk De Meyer

't Leerhuys, Brugge

What are the backgrounds of the young Ludwig Mies in the Germany Deutsche Werkbund, the expressionism, the Berlin conservative building traditions and the artistic avant-gardes? Early manifestos as Glashochhaus and his achievements in the twenties are highlighted.

Lecture by Luc Verpoest

't Leerhuys, Brugge

“The main symbol of the architecture is no longer the massive brick but the open box.”

Lecture Historic lecture by Dirk De Meyer

't Leerhuys, Brugge

While the designers of the Case Study Houses (Charles & Ray Eames, Raphael Soriano, Craig Ellwood, Pierre König …) claimed to have no interest in style, their formal language of thin walls, sleek styles and connecting beams was in fact a simplified linear version of the volumes of Neutra, Schindler and Wright.

Lecture by Ole Wedebrunn (DK)

VLM-zaal, Brugge

Flemming Lassen and Arno Jacobsen had just completed in 1919 their classical training, but now shared a dream with the European avant-garde architecture where science and technology are able to loosen body and mind in open, lit spaces that are responsive to the position the sun.