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Call for text contributions / LucAs Architecturebook # 4: Passion & Work

LucAs – Architecture books is a series of bilingual (EN/NL) 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 from last year’s architecture studios at KU Leuven Faculty of Architecture, Sint Lucas Ghent and Brussels campuses.

For the fourth time, this book is also the opportunity to invite Eugeen Liebaut to confer a specific coloration to the selection. Next to the participation in the selection process, Eugeen will highlight the work of one student and one particularly inspiring and fertile studio by awarding a prize to both, in consultation with the scientific committee.

More than the projects themselves, the publication positions the image, the plan, the section, the sketch, the scale model or the work document at the center of the attention. An image often reveals more than a long discourse. Based on the selection, the teachers are invited to contribute with their own work, establishing possible perspectives and resonances between students and teachers.

For LucAs – Architecturebook #4, text contribution will explore two tracks.

PASSION. You are an actively practicing architect : which passion, which urgency drives your engagement in academics? You are a student : which passion, which urgency drives you through the demanding studios? From the exploration of unknown fields to the pragmatics of construction, from the generous sharing and the pleasure of inspiration, you are invited to formulate the causes and modalities of your engagement.

WORK. LucAs – Architecturebook #4 contains student and teacher’s work. Not only the beautiful final documents, but also the intriguing work documents that made the difference in the design process. You are invited to reflect on two documents: one work document and one final document. Maybe you can explain us how the ambiguity of this particular sketch is revealing the clarity of this scale model. Perhaps, for example, it is rather about the color pencils questioning the underlying CAD print to give birth to a crucial observation of the context. Stick close to the real documents, be descriptive and explorative. (So please either reflect on your own work or on the student’s work—as soon as student work has been selected for # 4, it will be sent to you!)