Pascal François composes. He moves with planes and volumes, reduces then until the essence of material and space remains. Each project is an investigation into the use of the entire spectrum of architectural resources.
The architectural appearance is usually close to the original recorded content and looks abstract. It’s this border that attracts architects Govaert & Vanhoutte and which they want to apply in their work.
The last decade brought a wave of architectural renewal in Spain. We were impressed by the quality of work of a new generation of architects working all over Spain.
Architecture is the art to materialize dreams. Their architecture is delicate and fragile, often refined sensual. Sculptural objects that connect and absorb seamlessly inside and outside, open and closed.
The influence of the Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura is invaluable for contemporary European architecture. Eduardo Souto de Moura today enjoys wide international recognition.
We traveled through snowy passes in Switzerland, from village to village, to spot as many projects as possible.
Bataille and Ibens have created a portfolio of work in which the essence and the generosity of the room is tangible. It shows in meticulous detailing, materials and proportions, stilled spaces. Their collaboration began in 1968. In the past three decades, their work remained standing for integrity, timeless dialogue with space, regardless of fickle fashions.
Coussée & Goris has grown into a broader team of young architects with projects in Belgium and France. Their work is a relief. Pure detailing, honest materials, stubborn logic, serene geometry, careful integration gives the work a succinct evidence and timeliness.
A table, a chair, a chair, a cabinet, a horizontal locker, a lamp. Ordinary things, everyday objects. But if they were designed by Maarten Van Severen, they appear redefined and driven to the essence.
The ‘minimalism’ of Pawson is an ascetic form of oppression of the colorful, the everyday visual culture of ugliness and banality. It is an intellectual contribution to the architecture such as the Japanese Zen gardens were for the landscaping.