This summer, the Biennale Architettura 2016 – the international high mass for contemporary architecture – takes place in Venice. The Flanders Architecture Institute (VAi) has chosen the BRAVOURE team to create an exhibition in the Belgian pavilion on the theme of ‘craftsmanship’. BRAVOURE consists of architecten de vylder vinck taillieu, doorzon interieurarchitecten and photographer/artist Filip Dujardin. The main theme focuses on craftsmanship in relation to scarcity.
Craftsmanship with BRAVURA
Architect Jan De Vylder, curator of BRAVOURE points to the importance of the economic added value that craftsmanship brings to architecture: “We are exploring what craftsmanship can mean during a period of economic scarcity. Dealing with this scarcity demands a high level of precision.” In order to illustrate its vision of craftsmanship, BRAVOURE exhibits fragments of thirteen representative projects from thirteen architecture offices from Flanders and Brussels. Full-size replicas are being used to demonstrate how scarcity can lead to craftsmanship.
BRAVOURE, contributions from Flanders
Today, architecture from Flanders and Brussels enjoys huge international renown. In order to further nurture this interest, the Flanders Architecture Institute presents 'BRAVOURE, contributions from Flanders', a series of publications about architecture from Flanders and Brussels. In addition to BRAVOURE’s exhibition catalogue, a wide range of relevant books is being placed in the spotlight. These include the Flanders Architectural Review n°12. Tailored Architecture, the book Autonomous Architecture in Flanders: the early works of Marie-José Van Hee, Paul Robbrecht and Hilde Daem, Christian Kieckens and Marc Dubois and publications on the work of De Smet Vermeulen, 51N4E and architecten de vylder vinck taillieu.
May 28 - November 27
Belgian pavilion, Giardini: from 10 am – 8 pm
Closed on Mondays (except May 30th, September 5th, October 31st and November 21st 2016)
production Flanders Architecture Institute
commissioner Christoph Grafe (director Flanders Architecture Institute) on behalf of Flemish Minister for Culture Sven Gatz
curators architecten de vylder vinck taillieu - doorzon interieur architecten - filip dujardin
with contributions from De Smet Vermeulen architecten, Philippe Vander Maren - Richard Venlet, Wim Goes Architectuur, architecten Els Claessens en Tania Vandenbussche, Eagles of Architecture, Jo Van Den Berghe - architect, BURO II & ARCHI+I, Robbrecht en Daem architecten i.s.m. Arch & Teco, OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen, Laura Muyldermans + Atelier Starzak Strebicki, Gijs Van Vaerenbergh, Stéphane Beel Architects, Architectenbureau Bart Dehaene – Sileghem & Partners in samenwerking met Ante Timmermans
with the support of the Flemish Government