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.
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.
The walk is a selection of projects of the interwar period in Brasschaat.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Belgian architecture was in the 20/30 years in the shadow of a stormy international movement. It was quieter, more subdued, perhaps more connected to tradition and less propagandistic.
Callebout built the timeless cedar house on the seafront in Zeebrugge. The oeuvre is always known as an honest, authentic architecture.
The modern project from Piranesi to postmodernism.