In the exhibition The House of the Explorer, the Flanders Architecture Institute offers a unique view into the universe of the Antwerp architectural firm Bovenbouw Architectuur.
The Brussels-born architect designed a number of important buildings in Colombia in the 1920s that were even declared National Monuments.
Henry Van de Velde became famous as an architect. But little known is that he started as a painter. From a new catalogue raisonné emerges the picture of an artist who struggled with social status and innovation in his craft.
In this podcast, we cast our view on a few of the most striking, unique or just plain weird buildings that can be found in Belgium and the Netherlands.
Charlotte Van den Broeck tells a story of tragic architects who committed suicide in or because of the buildings they designed.
After the First World War, architect Huib Hoste helped rebuild the Flemish Westhoek. But his innovative ideas quickly clashed with residents and their yearning for the past.
Through collaborations with a wide variety of artists Robbrecht & Daem have managed to develop their own specific voice in which the history of architecture resounds in a most poetic way.
When architect Victor Horta was forced to flee during WWI, he travelled to the United States to give lectures. America influenced his ideas about architecture, urban planning, and society.
In history, Dutch windmills are often a symbol of freedom, loyalty to the fatherland and pride in the past. Lugard Mutsaers describes how a useful tool became a national icon.
No house is more Dutch than the terraced house. Yet this type of architecture has only recently come to be valued as it should. Time to redress the balance.
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Over a career lasting almost fifty years, the Flemish architect Marie-José Van Hee has developed a personal style at the heart of which is the search for harmony, simplicity and a protective effect.