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2019 starts with a tribute to architecture of the exotic everyday

The Flanders Architecture Institute wishes you an inspiring 2019 full of interesting activities, experiences and encounters. Our well-filled spring program helps you on your way.

The House of the Explorer kicks off this new year full of architecture. The exhibition offers a unique view into the universe of the architectural firm Bovenbouw Architectuur. A world of paper, cardboard and models becomes the visualisation of the architect’s longing to shape his own universe. Bovenbouw has already exhibited work in Venice, Munich, Frankfurt, Ghent and Mendrisio. Discover their work from 28 February to 16 June in the Flanders Architecture Institute in Antwerp. Read more

Below a preview of what else we have in store for you in 2019:


Living the Exotic Everyday shows Bovenbouw Architectuur in all its facets

The book Bovenbouw Architectuur. Living the Exotic Everyday provides a unique look inside the variety of projects and the rich world of references of the eponymous architecture office from Antwerp. It is published on the occasion of the exhibition The House of the Explorer. The book provides the photographic interpretation that is banished from the exhibition. In addition to a wealth of visual material, a number of essays identify the synergies between Bovenbouw’s multifaceted oeuvre and the architects’ wide-ranging passions. 

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From Chicago to Antwerp: Dogma explores 'the room' as the beginning of all architecture

In 2017 the Brussels based office Dogma presented an interesting view on the concept 'the room' at the Chicago Architecture Biennal. From 13 March to 16 June Rooms is showcased in AntwerpThe exhibition explores the domestic space via its simplest manifestation: a room. Taking this as a starting point, Dogma presents the results of two distinct lines of enquiry. The Room of One’s Own, which was showcased in Chicago and focuses on the history and function of the private room, is extended by Loveless, which charts the evolution of the ‘minimum dwelling’.


Combine Rooms with a visit to The Lost City.

Exhibition ACROSS moves to Siza Pavilion in Insel Hombroich (D).

On the occasion of the Flemish week in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) from 17 to 24 March, the Flanders Architecture Institute organises a study day and an exhibition in the Siza Pavilion in Insel Hombroich, Germany.

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Exhibition | The Lost City

How can we experience a space? And how can we archive a changing city? In the exhibition The Lost City, the architect Maria Olchowska plays with the idea that houses are witnesses to time.

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Lecture Series| ACROSS 2019

Belgian journal A+ Architecture, in collaboration with the Flanders Architecture Institute and the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Liège, once again organise the lecture series ACROSS.

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Hashim Sarkis curator Biennale Architettura 2020

The 17th International Architecture Exhibition will run 23 May to 29 November 2020 (pre-opening 21 and 22 May), curated by architect and scholar Hashim Sarkis.

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