The Flemish Architecture Institute provides a forum for Young architects, urban planners and researchers in Flanders. This generation currently occupies a relevant experimental position in architecture and related disciplines. In their work, architecture assumes a wide variety of forms and expressions. Again and again it is given a new interpretation, sometimes less visible and even unprecedented.
Each issue of the Young Architects in Flanders series presents a cross section of a particular architectural practice: designs for buildings, theoretical discourse, urban planning studies, artistic installations,…
The work selected is surprising, original and of considerable importance regarding the position of and critical reflection on contemporary architecture in Flanders.
Macken & Macken, Five houses
The five houses discussed in this publication are only a small selection form a highly varied body of work. These architects deliberately opt for a succession of a widely differing briefs with a variety of scale and programme. The most notable project in their still only recent body of work is without doubt the second hall for the Warande cultural centre in Turnhout. Although subject to the limitations which any form of selection inevitably implies, these five houses offer an interesting cross-section of their work.