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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.

Loft FOR / adn Architectures

01:00 - 12 December, 2013
Loft FOR / adn Architectures, © Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin

© Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin +34

WALL HOUSE / AND’ROL

01:00 - 28 October, 2013
© Georg Schmidthals
© Georg Schmidthals

© Georg Schmidthals © Georg Schmidthals © Georg Schmidthals © Georg Schmidthals +18

Siblings Factory / JDS Architects

00:00 - 24 September, 2013
Siblings Factory / JDS Architects, © Nico Neefs
© Nico Neefs

© Nico Neefs © Nico Neefs © Nico Neefs © Nico Neefs +11

BAT 021 Housing / Urban Platform

01:00 - 6 June, 2013
© Georges de Kinder + Serge Brison
© Georges de Kinder + Serge Brison

© Georges de Kinder + Serge Brison © Georges de Kinder + Serge Brison © Georges de Kinder + Serge Brison © Georges de Kinder + Serge Brison +13

SUE 006 Housing / Urban Platform

01:00 - 3 June, 2013
SUE 006 Housing / Urban Platform, © Marc Detiffe
© Marc Detiffe

© Tim Van de Velde © Tim Van de Velde © Tim Van de Velde © Tim Van de Velde +20

Jaax / Atelier Pierre Hebbelinck

01:00 - 2 June, 2013
Jaax / Atelier Pierre Hebbelinck, © Marie-Françoise Plissart
© Marie-Françoise Plissart

© Marie-Françoise Plissart © Marie-Françoise Plissart © Marie-Françoise Plissart © Marie-Françoise Plissart +38

LENS 021 Housing / Urban Platform

01:00 - 31 May, 2013
LENS 021 Housing / Urban Platform, © Tim van de Velde
© Tim van de Velde

© Tim van de Velde © Tim van de Velde © Tim van de Velde © Tim van de Velde +6

  • Architects

  • Location

    Brussels, Belgium
  • Area

    2570.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2005

Dexia / Atelier Pierre Hebbelinck

01:00 - 30 May, 2013
Dexia / Atelier Pierre Hebbelinck, © Marie Franáoise Plissart
© Marie Franáoise Plissart

© Marie Franáoise Plissart © François Brix © François Brix © François Brix +18

DEC 100 Housing / Urban Platform

01:00 - 28 May, 2013
DEC 100 Housing / Urban Platform, Courtesy of Urban Platform
Courtesy of Urban Platform

Courtesy of Urban Platform Courtesy of Urban Platform Courtesy of Urban Platform Courtesy of Urban Platform +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Brussels, Belgium
  • Area

    3280.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2006

Square de l'Accueil Winning Proposal / ARJM

01:00 - 12 May, 2013
Square de l'Accueil Winning Proposal / ARJM, © QUICKIT
© QUICKIT

ARJM, in collaboration with SUM, recently won the competition for their project, "Square de l'Accueil" (Welcoming Square), which includes a public square of 10,000 m2, 53 flats, a school, commercial spaces and underground parking. Located in a neighborhood at a strategic entry point towards Evere, one of Brussels communes, the project itself includes all the components of the city at a smaller scale.  More images and architects’ description after the break.

Habitation TSL / adn Architectures

01:00 - 26 November, 2012
Habitation TSL / adn Architectures, © Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin

© Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin +29

Detached House in Uccle / L'Escaut Architectures

01:00 - 9 November, 2012
Detached House in Uccle / L'Escaut Architectures, © Sarah Van Hove
© Sarah Van Hove

© Sarah Van Hove © Sarah Van Hove © Sarah Van Hove © Sarah Van Hove +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Uccle, Brussels, Belgium
  • Structure

    JZH & Partners Scrl
  • Contractor

    JDC Rénovations
  • Area

    180.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

New technical institute – ECAM – Site UCL /

01:00 - 4 July, 2012
New technical institute – ECAM – Site UCL / , © Lieven Van Landschoot
© Lieven Van Landschoot

© Lieven Van Landschoot © Lieven Van Landschoot © Lieven Van Landschoot © Lieven Van Landschoot +21

Savonnerie Heymans / MDW Architecture

01:00 - 27 March, 2012
Savonnerie Heymans / MDW Architecture, © Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin

© Filip Dujardin Savonnerie Heymans / MDW Architecture © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin +31

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bisschopsstraat 9, 1000 City of Brussels, Belgium
  • Architect

    MDW Architecture - Xavier De Wil, Marie Moignot, Gilles Debrun
  • Project Manager & Qs

    FORUM
  • Technical Control

    SECO
  • Contractors

    CFE, M&M Sitty
  • Area

    6500.0 sqm
  • Photographs

24 Rue Saint - Boniface / BoP Architecture

01:00 - 14 March, 2012
24 Rue Saint - Boniface / BoP Architecture, © Tim Van de Velde
© Tim Van de Velde

© Tim Van de Velde © Tim Van de Velde © Tim Van de Velde © Tim Van de Velde +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    24, rue Saint-Boniface, Brussels, Belgium
  • Client

    M. Frédéric Bouchat, M. Jean-François van der Plancke, BR Invest sa
  • Building Costs

    950.000 €
  • Area

    681.0 sqm
  • Photographs

Cheval Noir Housing with Artist's Studios / L'Escaut + Atelier Gigogne

01:00 - 30 August, 2011
Cheval Noir Housing with Artist's Studios / L'Escaut + Atelier Gigogne, © Marc Detiffe
© Marc Detiffe

© Marc Detiffe © Marc Detiffe © Marc Detiffe © Marc Detiffe +28

AD Classics: Expo '58 + Philips Pavilion / Le Corbusier and Iannis Xenakis

21:00 - 25 August, 2011
© <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/'>Wikimedia</a> commons / wouter hagens
© Wikimedia commons / wouter hagens

In 1956, preparations had begun for the 1958 World’s Fair in Brussels. This was to be the first World’s Fair held since the end of World War II, the concept behind the Expo was to celebrate the rejuvenation of civilization from the destruction of war through the use of technology. This World Fair is best known for the musical advances that was combined with architecture, creating a gestalt through an experiential encounter where body meets sound and space.

© <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/'>Wikimedia</a> commons / wouter hagens © <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/'>Wikimedia</a> commons / wouter hagens AD Classics: Expo '58 + Philips Pavilion / Le Corbusier and Iannis Xenakis © <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/'>Wikimedia</a> commons / wouter hagens +68