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Business Complex Building ’T Walletje Knokke-Heist / BURO II & ARCHI+I

  • Architects: BURO II & ARCHI+I
  • Location: 't Walletje 104, 8300 Knokke-Heist, Belgium
  • Project Director: Michel Van der Beken
  • Area: 22500.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Klaas Verdru

© Klaas Verdru © Klaas Verdru © Klaas Verdru © Klaas Verdru

Elderly Care Campus / Areal Architecten

© Tim Van De Velde © Tim Van De Velde © Tim Van De Velde © Tim Van De Velde

Mixed use infill 3 houses and an office / Collectief Noord

  • Architects: Collectief Noord
  • Location: Antwerp, Belgium
  • Design Team: Erik Wieërs, Dirk Somers, Sarah Poot, Peter Wils, Christopher Paesbrugghe, Elke Hoendervangers
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Filip Dujardin, Liesbet Goetschalckx, Courtesy of Collectief Noord

© Filip Dujardin © Liesbet Goetschalckx © Liesbet Goetschalckx Courtesy of Collectief Noord

Construction Trailer Transformed Into Small Dwelling / Karel Verstraeten

  • Architects: Karel Verstraeten
  • Location: Vlimmeren, 2340 Beerse, Belgium
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Karel Verstraeten

Courtesy of Karel Verstraeten Courtesy of Karel Verstraeten Courtesy of Karel Verstraeten Courtesy of Karel Verstraeten

HS Residence / CUBYC architects

© Koen Van Damme © Koen Van Damme © Koen Van Damme © Bart Musschoot

Aires Mateus Chosen to Design University of Architecture, Tournai

The prestigious Portuguese office Aires Mateus - formed by brothers Manuel and Francisco Aires Mateus - has won a competition to design the new headquarters of the University of Architecture in Tournai, Belgium.

More information on the project, after the break...

ARhus Knowledge Center / BURO II & ARCHI+I

  • Architects: BURO II & ARCHI+I
  • Location: Roeselare, Belgium
  • Project Director: Tom Vandorpe
  • Area: 7460.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Klaas Verdru

© Klaas Verdru © Klaas Verdru © Klaas Verdru © Klaas Verdru

Woesten Community Center / Atelier Tom Vanhee

© Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin

Westvleteren Community Center / Atelier Tom Vanhee

© Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin

VIDEO: Elegance in Motion at Calatrava's Liège-Guillemins Railway Station in Belgium

We present you with a compelling video depicting the sublime interaction of light and space at Santiago Calatrava’s Liège-Guillemins railway station in Belgium. Inspired by Eadwards Muybridge’s 1886 short-film "Horse in Motion," architectural photographer Yannick Wegner uses time lapse photography to uniquely portray the experience within and around this bustling building.

“Time lapse as a stylistic device offers new opportunities in acknowledging remarkable architecture,” describes Wegner. “The appearance of time through motion gives the impression of vitality and emphasizes the architecture."

The Lantern / zigzag architecture

© Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo

DM Residence / CUBYC architects bvba

© Thomas De Bruyne © Koen Van Damme © Koen Van Damme © Thomas De Bruyne

AD Architecture School Guide: Brussels Faculty of Engineering [Bruface]

ULB Solbosch Campus - Building R42. Image © gm2011.ulb.ac.be, via Bruface Facebook Page
ULB Solbosch Campus - Building R42. Image © gm2011.ulb.ac.be, via Bruface Facebook Page

The United States has an architecture school in almost every major university in each of its 50 states. And while it’s true that the choices seem endless, it is also true that there are certain values and approaches that dominate. Ecological architecture, for example, is often not passive, but is technology-laden, which means a large production footprint for materials like PV panels, special types of glass, or other cladding solutions. This is just one example of how industry and pedagogy shape one another and in turn influence the perception of “legitimate” architecture. Teaching architectural history offers another example in which what comprises “relevant” history is all-too-often limited to Euro-American examples. Everything in Asia beyond twenty years ago, whether it is Southeast, South, or East, is usually ignored because - although the names of historical architects may well be known in their own countries, they are not easily translatable for the average English-language author of architecture survey books.

The truth is that even in architecture schools in European nations, approaches and emphases on pedagogical content and styles vary widely. For example, schools in northern Europe have very different views on what is important and how to teach it than schools in western Europe. One school with a very defined point of view is the Brussels Faculty of Engineering, or Bruface, created by Vrije Universiteit Brussel in cooperation with the Universite Libre de Bruxelles. There, students can receive a Master of Science in Architectural Engineering; they are trained not just in design, but in engineering, emphasizing a more structural, practical approach.

Deusjevoo / a2o-architecten

Courtesy of a2o-architecten
Courtesy of a2o-architecten

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