Publication launch: Design in Unreal Times 19/04
The outcomes of locked-down thinkers and makers are crystalized in this publication and discussed amongst them. Please join us for the publication launch with –amongst many others– Rachel Armstrong, Wim Goossens and Dag Boutsen. Monday 19/04/2021, 18:00 Please register via http://bit.ly/designinunrealtimes Design in Unreal Times is created by the Faculty of Architecture of the KU […]meer
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. […]meer
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 […]meer
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 […]meer
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 […]meer
Growfunding voorbeeldenboek ‘Stedenbouw kan ook zo’
Ook jij wil stiekem graag in een stad of een gemeente wonen waar er voldoende aandacht is voor de mens, de natuur en het klimaat? Samen met Vibe vzw, Bond Beter Leefmilieu, VRP Vlaamse Vereniging voor Ruimte en Planning, Abllo en Samenhuizen vzw werkt de KU Leuven (Luc Eeckhout en Hans Leinfelder) daarom aan het inspirerende […]meer
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 […]meer
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 […]meer
re-FORMAT: De laureaten en hun werk: KU Leuven alumni Oksana Savchuk, Heleen Sintobin
NL Hoe kunnen design en architectuur kritisch denken aanmoedigen? Die vraag is het vertrekpunt van de nieuwe editie van FORMAT. Door de coronapandemie verliep het traject van de acht laureaten anders dan gewoonlijk. FORMAT werd re-FORMAT. Ze moesten alles herdenken, herschikken, herformuleren. De laureaten delen dezelfde ambities om maatschappelijke kwesties aan te pakken. Gaande van […]meer
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. […]meer
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 […]meer
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 […]meer
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 […]meer
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 […]meer
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 […]meer
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 Unsplashmeer
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 […]meer
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] […]meer
Suzan Vercaempst and Behar Neziraj win honorable mentions Van Hove Award.
Congratulations to our graduates Suzan VERCAEMPST (A house for the mind) and Behar NEZIRAJ (Obscure productions – Unveiling the Stuttgart industrial image) on winning the honorable mentions of the Van Hove Award! Also among the faculty’s nominees: Iulia ILIE (Architectures of Transition), Alonso VAN OORSCHOT (Loods 26_Productive Urban Hub), Rita ROZNAR (No-Longer / Not-yet, Temporary […]meer
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 […]meer
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 […]meer
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 […]meer
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 […]meer
Justin Dirkx and Frank Alonso Van Oorschot’s graduation projects submitted for Archiprix 2021.
Justin Dirkx and Frank Alonso Van Oorschot‘s graduation projects have been submitted for the Archiprix International biennial competition. Congratulations!!! Explore the projects: Justin Dirkx: MMXX Millennial Perspectives: Brussels’ Square for Millennials (Architectural Appetite, The Autonomy of the Millennial Architect and Brussels’ Square for Millennials) (tutors Hugo Vanneste and Carl Bourgeois) Frank Alonso Van Oorschot: Productive […]meer
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 […]meer
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 […]meer
Afgestudeerd in stedenbouw en ruimtelijke planning, Campus Sint-Lucas Gent.
Argjirë Krasniqi’s thesis selected for the Kosovar entry for the 2020 Venice Biennale.
“Having barely posted the announcement of Katarzyna (Kasia) MALINOWSKA’s award, I am pleased to share the news that yet another of the top students graduating from the arCsusLab design studio (2019-2020), has been honored recently in a special way. Argjirë Krasniqi’s Master Dissertation was selected for the Kosovar entry for the 2020 Biennale of Venice: […]meer
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 […]meer
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 […]meer