Extension vB4 / dmvA

© Mick Couwenbergh

Architects: dmvA
Location: , Belgium
Architect In Charge: Rini van Beek
Design Team: David Driesen, Tom Verschueren
Area: 80 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Mick Couwenbergh

Kop van Kessel-Lo Leuven / SeARCH + AR-TE

© Hennie Raaymakers

Architects: SeARCH + 
Location: Leuven,
Client: CIP
Area: 75,000 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Hennie Raaymakers

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

© Klaas Verdru

Architects: BURO II & ARCHI+I
Location: ,
Project Director: Michel Van der Beken
Area: 22,500 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Klaas Verdru

GP Practice / LensºAss Architecten

© Philippe van Gelooven

Architects: LensºAss Architecten
Location: ,
Year: 2013
Photographs: Philippe van Gelooven

Elderly Care Campus / Areal Architecten

© Tim Van De Velde

Architects: Areal Architecten
Location: Fredericusstraat 89, 2640 ,
Area: 15217.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Tim Van De Velde

Gewad / Atelier Vens Vanbelle

© Tim Van de Velde

Architects: Atelier Vens Vanbelle
Location: Gewad 3, 9000 , Belgium
Area: 468.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Tim Van de Velde

Restaurant ‘The Jane’ Antwerp / Piet Boon

© Richard Powers

Architects: Piet Boon
Location: Paradeplein, ,
Year: 2014
Photographs: Richard Powers

Mixed Use Infill 3 Houses and an Office / Collectief Noord

© Filip Dujardin

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

Construction Trailer Transformed Into Small Dwelling / Karel Verstraeten

Courtesy of

Architects: Karel Verstraeten
Location: Vlimmeren, Beerse,
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of Karel Verstraeten

HS Residence / CUBYC architects

© Koen Van Damme

Architects: CUBYC architects
Location: ,
Area: 620.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Koen Van Damme, Bart Musschoot

Aires Mateus Chosen to Design University of Architecture, Tournai

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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, .

ARhus Knowledge Center / BURO II & ARCHI+I

© Klaas Verdru

Architects: BURO II & ARCHI+I
Location: ,
Project Director: Tom Vandorpe
Area: 7,460 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Klaas Verdru

Woesten Community Center / Atelier Tom Vanhee

© Filip Dujardin

Architects: Atelier Tom Vanhee
Location: Woesten, 8640 ,
Area: 616.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Filip Dujardin

Westvleteren Community Center / Atelier Tom Vanhee

© Filip Dujardin

Architects: Atelier Tom Vanhee
Location: Westvleteren, 8640 ,
Area: 690.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: 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

Architects: zigzag architecture
Location: Enghien,
Area: 2100.0 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Julien Lanoo

DM Residence / CUBYC architects bvba

© Thomas De Bruyne

Architects: CUBYC architects bvba
Location: Flanders, Belgium
Area: 715 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Thomas De Bruyne, Koen Van Damme

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

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 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.