Going Public lecture by Dirk Hebel 22/04

DIRK HEBEL: Constructing alternatives The 21st century needs to face a radical paradigm shift in how we produce materials for the construction of our habitat. While the period of the first industrial revolution, in the 18th and 19th century, has resulted in a conversion from regenerative (agrarian) to non-regenerative material sources (mines), our time might […]

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A+289 magazine: ‘Rediscovering Craftsmanship’

A+289 Rediscovering Craftsmanship is out ! How can you further develop and adapt traditional building materials and techniques to respond to current societal challenges? What if the combination of standardisation and regulation does not lead to satisfactory results? A+289 is about Craftsmanship and highlights the way in which the architect, in collaboration with the builder, […]

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Publication: Design in Unreal Times

As part of the Faculty of Architecture’s Going Public program one publication will be produced each year, with all the Engagements highlighting specific topics within the year themes. The publications will be distributed via tutors and staff but also as supplement to an architectural magazine to reach an international broad audience. The publications will involve […]

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Book: The Art of Experiment

Post-pandemic Knowledge Practices for 21st Century Architecture and Design The Art of Experiment is a handbook for navigating our troubled and precarious times. In search of new knowledge practices that can help us make the world livable again, this book takes the reader on a journey across time—from the deep past to the unfolding future. […]

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Call: Norman Foster Foundation Travelling Scholarship

“As a student, I won a prize that allowed me to spend a summer travelling through Europe and to study first-hand buildings and cities that I knew only from the pages of books. It was a revelation – liberating and exhilarating in so many ways. Today, it is the privilege of the Norman Foster Foundation […]

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AA visiting school workshop / Think Tank Throwaway Series1 14-25/07/21

The AA Visiting School courses and workshops are built around agenda-driven project briefs that are pursued and shaped by students working intensively in small groups led by AA tutors. Central to each is the idea that experimental, new and provocative forms of architecture are best learned by doing. The AA Visiting School, the AAVS Think […]

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Going Public lecture by Geoff Goldberg 06/05

Engagement: Legacy Curated by Gisèle Gantois GEOFF GOLDBERG The Curvilinear in three dimensions Complex geometry is often used as a challenge to conventional architecture. Provocative and unusual shapes are discussed through examination of their format. Thursday 06/05/2021, 17:30 – 19:00 CET Please register via http://bit.ly/ggoldberg. The GOING PUBLIC program of the Faculty of Architecture is […]

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Going Public lecture by Jan Boelen 12/05

Engagement: Craftsmanship Curated by Tomas Ooms JAN BOELEN Tools for debate The lecture will show exhibitions, artworks and materials as tools to connect different stakeholders. The different formats or prototypes serve as Trojan horses to instigate change, design relations and build future projects differently. Wednesday 12/05/2021, 18:00 – 19:30 Please register via http://bit.ly/janboelen. The GOING […]

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Demand for #AuratMarch2021: Allow Women in Urbanism (WiU)

1/2: What happens when female urban researchers, architects, & planners envision our cities? Ans: They respect what we call one’s ‘right to the city’ & build cities for all classes, genders, ages & abilitites. 2/2: Pakistani cities have longed compromised their social, economic & physical vitality on account of capitalist, class-based, political & patriarchal experiments/interests. […]

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New design studio website: The Act of Building – on circular materials and processes

Climate mitigation requires a new attitude to materials and innovation in ecological and environmental engineering. In order to have a positive impact on our society, architects need to intervene beyond the narrow definition of the professional who designs and controls the execution of buildings. Hence, the design studio ‘On circular materials and processes’ of Catherine […]

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Out now: LucAs – Architecture book #3 The Eugeen-Tanja Selection

LucAs Architecture books is a series of bilingual (nl/en) publications celebrating the architecture project, and more precisely the architec­ture project of the student. The books consist of a selection of stu­dent architecture work extracted trom last year’s architecture studies at KU Leuven Faculty of Architecture, Sint Lucas Ghent and Brussels campuses. As in the two […]

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21 Belgian projects nominated for Mies van der Rohe Award 2022

The European Commission and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe announced the first list of 449 works competing for the 2022 EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award. The majority of the 21 Belgian projects in this selection have an educational or cultural purpose. Discover the list with Belgian projects on […]

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Architecture for the future – Landscapes of Care..

The call for ideas for 2021 Landscapes of Care publishes its results. Along with the other members of the pan-European platform of museums, festivals and architecture promoters Future Architecture Platform, they celebrate the great success represented by the response of 900 applicants from 63 different countries. A total of 457 very interesting proposals that raise new ideas that not only […]

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Lien De Saegher now also wins the VRP thesis prize!

In December, Lien De Saegher already won the Klasse Award in the context of the Flemish Thesis Prize with her master’s dissertation (master in Urban and Regional Planning – Faculty of Architecture). Now she has also won the thesis prize of the Flemish Association for Spatial Planning (VRP). Here the assessment by the jury. “In […]

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Pascal De Decker: ‘Wonen komt in debat over vergrijzing niet aan bod’

‘Het woonbeleid is niet bezig met ouderen en het ouderenbeleid niet met wonen. En geen van beide is bezig met ruimtelijke ordening, terwijl de plaats waar je woont er wel toe doet’, zegt professor Pascal De Decker. Lees het artikel hier. Photo by Christian Langballe on Unsplash

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Lien De Saegher wins Klasse Award 2020

Lien De Saegher graduated last academic year from the Faculty of Architecture’s Master’s program in Urbanism and Spatial Planning. On December 16th 2020, she won the Klasse Award, a partial prize of the Flemish Thesis Prize. The editors of Klasse, the multimedia communication platform for education in Flanders, want to raise more attention to valuable […]

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New book: Luc Deleu & T.O.P. office. Future Plans 1970-2020

[NL] Het Vlaams Architectuurinstituut presenteert het boek Luc Deleu & T.O.P. office. Future Plans 1970-2020, een uniek tijdsdocument van een buitengewoon eigenzinnig ontwerpbureau. Redacteur Peter Swinnen bladert samen met Luc Deleu door 63 projecten uit de afgelopen 50 jaar met de commentaar van 44 auteurs. You Tube Live, vandaag 3/12, 20u! Meer informatie: www.vai.be [EN] […]

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Expo MEANING / TRANSLATIONS by Schenk Hattori – SUGIBERRY

In Fall 2020, the Flanders Architecture Institute will be exhibiting the work of two young architectural firms with offices in both Belgium and Japan as part of the Back from Japan theme. SUGIBERRY, founded by Mayu Takasugi and Johannes Berry (2016), works out of both Brussels and Tokyo. Schenk Hattori works out of both Antwerp […]

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Asli Eylem Kolbas’s Master Dissertation @ Mamut Art Project, Istanbul

Asli Eylem Kolbas’s Master Dissertation (‘Macbeth (f) Exploring the Possibilities of Polykatoikia as (Gradient) Public Interior, Master of Architecture 2019) was selected for the Mamut Art Project exhibition in Istanbul. Watch Asli’s presentation here. Aslı Eylem Kolbaş transposes the modernist architecture movement in the first half of the 20th century with Shakespeare’s Macbeth in her series of […]

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Woonbox Project designed by KU Leuven Faculty of Architecture researchers and students getting realized

In collaboration with Samenlevingsopbouw Brussel, Vandereyt construction company and KU Leuven Faculty of Architecture researchers and students have designed a temporary housing concept project which is currently getting realized in Molenbeek. The co-design for the pilot setup was made last year by student Vitor Breder as part of the ELB2 elective “Altering Practices for Urban […]

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Urban Cultures lunch seminars 22/10 – 10/12

Everyone is welcome to join the webinars organised in the frame of the Faculty of Architecture’s ‘Urban Cultures’ engagement. Coordination by Martino Tattara. All lectures via Zoom. Please find the links below. (Poster, Facebook event) 22 October 2020, 12.00 JULIO ARROYO (introduction by Martino Tattara & Cecilia Chiappini) Contemporary urban processes in Buenos Aires in […]

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Three graduation projects selected for We are the next generation

The graduation projects of Camille Vanden Avenne: ‘De vlucht naar een veilig(e) (t)huis)’ (studio by Stefanie Everaert, Caroline Lateur & Fredie Floré), Anneleen Brandt & Sébastien Ronchetti: ‘Buenos Aires UNLOCKED’ (studio by Cecilia Chiappini) and Alexander Antonio Auris Gonzales: ‘Safe spaces for everyone’ (studio by Burak Pak and Hülya Ertaş) have been selected for We […]

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THE LAUREATES of 2020!

(A picture of a previous proclamation, for good old times’ sake.) And this year’s laureates are … Gaëlle DEGEZELLE: ‘The Paradoxal Absurd‘ Laureaat master in de architectuur Gent Enver PEETERS: ‘Drie dromen’ Laureaat master in de architectuur Brussel Julie WYCKAERT: ‘Samen Alleen’ Laureaat master in de interieurarchitectuur Gent Margot DE CASTER: ‘De werking van een […]

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Afgestudeerd in stedenbouw en ruimtelijke planning, Campus Sint-Lucas Gent.

Academiejaar 2019-2020

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Katarzyna Malinowska’s thesis receives honorable mention in ATY 2020 competition.

“I am honored to announce that the Master Dissertation of Katarzyna (Kasia) MALINOWSKA, one of my former top students has been awarded with an ‘Honorable Mention’ in an international architecture competition.” The ‘Architecture Thesis of the Year | ATY 2020’ is an international architecture thesis competition organized by the Charette. The aim of the competition […]

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Wim Goes & Volkmar Mühleis: Reverse Perspective

New book / Reverse Perspective – Wim Goes & Volkmar Mühleis REVERSE PERSPECTIVE presents practice-based architectural, art historical and philosophical research on presence via images, buildings, and texts. Therefore, the Belgian architect Wim Goes explores three of his main projects: the Yohji Yamamoto Boutique Antwerp, the Royal Belgian Sailing Club and Refuge II. In conversation […]

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