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Lecture by Paul Kongs

't Leerhuys, Brugge

His style is characterized by clean lines and a consistent use of steel and glass and constructive clever and aesthetically pleasing corner solutions. The absence of ornaments marked a clear break with tradition.

Lecture by Marc Dubois

't Leerhuys, Brugge

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.

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The walk is a selection of projects of the interwar period in Brasschaat.

Lecture by Luc Verpoest

't Leerhuys, Brugge

Van de Velde: Three late projects, namely the Belgian pavilions at the world exhibitions in Paris, New York and the Technical School in Leuven. This “silent” modernist work of Van de Velde inspired Huib Hoste.

Visit citywalk with Patrick Arnou

wijk Kristus-Koning, Brugge

Bruges is not necessarily known as a city with a valuable interwar-architecture … Wrong. The district Kristus-Koning includes a remarkable collection of interesting contributions to the ‘Silent’ Modernism.

Lecture by Steven Jacobs

't Leerhuys, Brugge

What this period making so interesting is the fact that Van de Velde, as a more than sixty years old pioneer of the modern movement, sought affiliation with the new post-war generation of young modernist architects, without giving up his own artistic personality.

Lecture by Els Spitaels

't Leerhuys, Brugge

What was the situation in Antwerp at the time of modernism, and typically in the work of Leon Stijnen, Paul Smekens, W. Van Den Broeck, Van Averbeke, Van Steenbergen and others?

Visit by Gert Van Conckelberghe

't Leerhuys, Brugge

Callebout built the timeless cedar house on the seafront in Zeebrugge. The oeuvre is always known as an honest, authentic architecture.