Luc Deleu & T.O.P. office. Future Plans 1970-2020

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50 years of unsolicited practice: Luc Deleu & T.O.P. office

The Flanders Architecture Institute has set the bar high with the book Luc Deleu & T.O.P. office: Future Plans 1970–2020, a unique document from an exceptionally idiosyncratic design practice. The publication not only offers a clear overview of projects from the past 50 years, it also presents archival material that has never been shown.

(available from 24.11.2020 | booklaunch on 3.12.2020)

"I never quite understood why you would first have to wait for a question before formulating an architectural answer"
‐ Luc Deleu, architect

44 voices

Forty-four authors reflect from a personal or professional viewpoint on one of the future plans from the list of projects. Established names from the world of art and architecture alternate with new voices. The result is a multidisciplinary and polyphonic perspective on the work of Luc Deleu & T.O.P. office.

The publication also shows the result of the first steps taken by the Flanders Architecture Institute to preserve the archive in a sustainable way, namely through digitization of the slide collection, which includes no fewer than 15,000 slides. A collection that shows a cross-section of key moments, strategies and the perspective on the world of practice of Luc Deleu & T.O.P. office.

authors: Raymond Balau, Thierry Berlemont, Flor Bex, Guillaume Bijl, Gideon Boie, Wim Cuyvers, Bart De Baere, Lieven De Boeck, Sofie De Caigny, Lieven De Cauter, Anny De Decker, Xaveer De Geyter, Lucas De Pauw, Isabelle De Smet, Luc Deleu, Filip Francis, Charlotte Geldof, Pieterjan Gijs, Pieterjan Ginckels, Wim Goossens, Arnaud Hendrickx, Hilde Heynen, Dirk Jaspaert, Anne Judong, John Körmeling, Rudi Laermans, Cédric Libert, Ulrike Lindmayr, André Loeckx, Johan Pas, Tine Poot, Paul Robbrecht, Sofie Ruysseveldt, Lara Schrijver, Peter Swinnen, Maarten Van Acker, Philippe Van Cauteren, Steven Van den Bergh, Maarten Van Den Driessche, Christophe Van Gerrewey, Hein Van Haaren, Paul Vermeulen, Bart Verschaffel, Marleen Wynants

Luc Deleu & T.O.P. office. Future Plans 1970-2020

Editors Peter Swinnen en Anne Judong, Editorial board Luc Deleu, Isabelle De Smet, Steven Van den Bergh, Laurette Gillemot and Tine Poot Design Kim Beirnaert Translation & final editing Patrick Lennon Language Engels

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