Aires Mateus Chosen to Design University of Architecture, Tournai

00:00 - 14 March, 2014
Courtesy of Aires Mateus
Courtesy of Aires Mateus

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

01:00 - 12 March, 2014
© Klaas Verdru
© Klaas Verdru

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Woesten Community Center / Atelier Tom Vanhee

01:00 - 28 February, 2014
© Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin

© Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin +27

Westvleteren Community Center / Atelier Tom Vanhee

01:00 - 25 February, 2014
© Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin

© Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin +15

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

00:00 - 15 February, 2014

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

01:00 - 13 February, 2014
© Julien Lanoo
© Julien Lanoo

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DM Residence / CUBYC architects bvba

01:00 - 28 January, 2014

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

00:00 - 26 January, 2014
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.

House VDV / Graux & Baeyens Architects

01:00 - 24 January, 2014
© Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin

© Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin +20

Deusjevoo / a2o-architecten

01:00 - 22 January, 2014

House Cliv / OYO

01:00 - 17 January, 2014
© Tom Janssens
© Tom Janssens

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Studio Koen van den Broek / Tijl Vanmeirhaeghe, Carl Bourgeois

01:00 - 15 January, 2014
© Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin

© Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin +15

house LKS / P8 architecten

01:00 - 4 January, 2014
© Luc Roymans
© Luc Roymans

© Luc Roymans © Luc Roymans © Luc Roymans © Luc Roymans +20

house BRZ / P8 architecten

01:00 - 1 January, 2014
© Luc Roymans
© Luc Roymans

© Luc Roymans © Luc Roymans © Luc Roymans © Luc Roymans +28

La Branche / DMOA Architecten

01:00 - 24 December, 2013
© Thomas Janssens
© Thomas Janssens

© Thomas Janssens © Thomas Janssens © Thomas Janssens © Thomas Janssens +24

Apartments Jordaenskaai Antwerp / Crepain Binst Architecture

01:00 - 23 December, 2013
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Courtesy of Crepain Binst Architecture

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Artevelde College Ghent / Crepain Binst Architectur

01:00 - 20 December, 2013
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Courtesy of Crepain Binst Architecture

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Telindus Haasrode / Crepain Binst Architecture

01:00 - 17 December, 2013
Courtesy of Crepain Binst Architecture
Courtesy of Crepain Binst Architecture
  • Architects

  • Location

    Geldenaaksebaan 335, Researchpark Haasrode, 3001 Heverlee, Belgium
  • Project Manager

    Dirk Engelen
  • Collaborators

    Bart Coenen, Veerle Duyck, Leen Luyten
  • Engineering

    Ingenium
  • General Contractor

    Cosimco
  • Project Year

    2004
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Crepain Binst Architecture

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