Films & Architecture: “In Bruges”

In the Belgian language “brug” means bridge, and it’s because of the amount of them in the European medieval city that it took its name. A ”fairy tale f***ing town” is how Harry (Ralph Fiennes), the foul-mouthed boss in In  describes it. And indeed Bruges is a city full of fairy tale-like elements that weave through this crazy, sardonic, violent, and (in our opinion, awesomely) absurd movie.

Have you seen it? Do you know any other film fully linked to a specific city? Let us know in the comments below!

House Roces / Govaert & Vanhoutte architectuurburo

© Tim Van de Velde

Architects: Govaert & Vanhoutte architectuurburo
Location: Bruges,
Principal Architects: Benny Govaert
Structural Engineering: Claeys Engineering Bvba
Contractor: Eddy De Mey Oostende
Client: Benny Govaert & Martine Neirynck
Total Floor Area: 532 sqm
Photographer: Tim Van de Velde

   

Galante Store / Creneau International

© Philippe Van Gelooven

Architects: Creneau International
Interior design: Simone Pullens
Account mgmt: Babs Van Hassel
Project mgmt: Wim Janssen
Client: Galante
Location: ,
Date of completion: 2011
Photographs: Philippe Van Gelooven

Renovation In Bruges / ROOM & ROOM

© Nina Mallants & Tom Vanhee

Architects: ROOM & ROOM / Tom Vanhee
Location: Bruges,
Project area: 213 sqm
Project year: 2009 – 2010
Photographs: Nina Mallants & Tom Vanhee