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Léon Stynen, A Life of Architecture: a unique look inside the work of a Belgian modernist

Few Belgian architects have left behind such a striking and diverse oeuvre as Léon Stynen (1899-1990). For more than 50 years, Stynen was active as an architect, urbanist and designer. Léon Stynen. A Life of Architecture 1899-1990 provides a look inside the impressive oeuvre of Stynen. The origins for this publication lie in the exceptionally rich archive of Stynen and his partner Paul De Meyer, which was donated to the Province of Antwerp in 1988. Today, 30 years later, it is considered one of the most important in the collection of the Flanders Architecture Institute. Pre-order now

The book is being published on the occasion of Stynen2018. Through numerous activities the Flanders Architecture Institute places the oeuvre of the Belgian modernist architect Léon Stynen (1899–1990) in the spotlight. Read more


A House for the Mind wins DAM Architectural Book Award 2018

The book Dom Hans van der Laan: A House for the Mind is among the prize winners of the prestigious DAM Architectural Book Award and thus belongs to the ten best architecture books of the year. The manual is an introduction to the design methodology of the Dutch architect and monk Dom Hans van der Laan, as he applied it to Roosenberg Abbey in Waasmunster (Belgium).

The award ceremony will be held on 10 October at the Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM). From 10 to 14 October an exhibition of the awarded books will be presented at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Read more

Two Belgian projects on shortlist ARC18 Architecture Awards

Dhooge & Meganck Architecture, dmvA architects and Benthem Crouwel Architects have been nominated for the Dutch ARC18 Architecture Award with respectively Camp’s Mustard Factory in Oudenaarde (B), House of Lorraine in Mechelen (B) and Noord/Zuidlijn Amsterdam (NL).The winners will be announced on 22 November in Amsterdam. Read more about the ARC18 Architecture Awards   


Find out more about the Camp’s factory in Oudenaarde. This project also features in the Flanders Architectural Review N° 13 This is A Mustard Factory

Besides History travels to Porto

The exhibition Besides History – Go Hasegawa, Kersten Geers and David Van Severen looks at the meaning and role of history within the oeuvres of the three eponymous architects.

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Architecten de vylder vinck taillieu feature in Building Stories in Lisbon

The exhibition Building Stories shows achievements, turning points or simply notes and desires from architecten de vylder vinck taillieu, Maio and Ricardo Bak Gordon. They are shown as living expressions of a much larger universe.

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OFFICE builds Yale Union arts centre in Portland, Oregon 


OFFICE is working on a mixed-use project for Yale Union, a contemporary art centre based in Portland, Oregon (USA).

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NoAarchitecten wins housing competition in Switzerland


noAarchitecten has been selected to design an apartment building on the edge of the Ziegeleipark in Lucerne. The site is centrally-located within the valley and is close to the lake.

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GAFPA, architecten de vylder vinck taillieu and OFFICE in exhibition Low-Resolution Houses at Princeton

Models by GAFPA, architecten de vylder vinck taillieu and OFFICE are included in the exhibition 44 Low-Resolution Houses at Princeton University School of Architecture in New Jersey (USA). The exhibition showcases 44 houses by 44 architects.

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Exhibition Entrer: en interférence travels to Montréal


The exhibition 'Entrer: en interférence' compares five Belgian architectural firms and five projects from Quebec firms. The notion of interference is the common theme which guides the exhibition’s key intentions. 

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Talk | Challenges for a Vivid Architectural Culture: The Case of Flanders

On 17 October, on the occasion of the architecture festival Archtober in New York, the Flanders Architecture Institute together with the General Delegation of the Government of Flanders to the USA presents a talk at the Center for Architecture about the specific context of Flemish architectural culture.

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