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As Found book shows unique approaches in preservation

In addition to the As Found exhibition the Flanders Architecture Institute presents the book As Found. Experiments in Preservation. The book focuses on seven experimental approaches in preservation today: ensemble, void, reconfiguration, inside out, traces, mirror and nuance. These are explored through essays, realized projects and international references.

'Architecture in Flanders and Brussels demonstrates a unique position in dealing with the existing built environment. Although the experimental approaches vary according to the design methodologies, the interventions always show audacity, whether it is a medieval structure or a twentieth-century building.’

- editors Sofie De Caigny, Hülya Ertas and Bie Plevoets

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As Found: Experiments in Preservation
06.09.2023 - 17.03.2024 | De Singel, Antwerp

What are the social benefits of a construction sector that focuses on the transformation of existing buildings? In the exhibition ‘As Found’, the Flanders Architecture Institute uses examples of national and international experiments to show the enormous potential of a built-up region like Flanders.

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Film by Malgorzata Maria Olchowska on showcase at film festival AFFR
08.10.2023 | Rotterdam

Belgian-Polish architect Malgorzata Maria Olchowska coalesces drawing and architecture in a short animation film, in which a city is built and demolished, then rebuilt, and so on – even as waves crash. A film about transience and temporariness, with an imploring, Laurie Anderson-like voice-over and cheerful shapes and colours reminiscent of De Stijl. Even so, I am not going to cry is unsettling. Małgorzata Maria Olchowska clearly had the war in Ukraine and the recent major earthquakes in Turkey in mind.

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Waiting Rooms of Architecture
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The Flanders Architecture Institute published a book on the work of Malgorzata Maria Olchowska, titled Waiting Rooms of Architecture. The book is built around a text by Vlad Ionescu (Faculty of Architecture and Art, PXL/UHasselt) in which he reflects on the work of Olchowska, from 2009 to today. This is supplemented and illustrated by means of a visual essay in which Olchowska shows her work of the last five years.

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The Art of Urban Design with work of Marcel Smets
until 05.10.2023 | Romania

From 15 September to 5 October, Centrul de Interes and the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca (Romania) present the first comprehensive survey of post-industrial and infrastructural regeneration work, directed and co-directed by Belgian urbanist Marcel Smets. The video's present in the exhibition are part of the Flanders Architecture Institute archives.

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Siza in the Netherlands and Belgium published in Portuguese newspaper Público
autumn 2023

The Portuguese quality newspaper Público invited Belgian architecture critic Marc Dubois to write a detailed contribution on Álvaro Siza's work in the Netherlands and Belgium.

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Women in Architecture Belgium

Women* in Architecture Belgium is looking for researchers, writers, critics, professionals and scholars in architecture, interior design, landscape design and urban planning to submit an original abstract.

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Design competition Astridplein Antwerp
deadline 31.10.2023

The city of Antwerp is looking for a multidisciplinary team for the transformation of the Koningin Astridplein Antwerpen.

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Prize / competition
dmvA wins Erich Mendelsohn Award for Brick Architecture 2023
4 October 2023

In Berlin the Belgian architecture office dmvA has won the Erich Mendelsohn Award for Brick Architecture 2023 with the project ‘Het Theater’ at Hoge Rielen.

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Gallery Magazine N°2 Bijoy Jain (Studio Mumbai)
30 October 2023

The first issue of the magazine 'Verveling, Verveeling, Vervelling' presented a series of Excel drawings by Jan De Vylder & Inge Vinck, while the second issue 'Recollections' unveils a box containing a landscape of musings by Bijoy Jain (Studio Mumbai). Each copy is handmade in India, signed and numbered.

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