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Going Public lecture by Leilani Fahra 2/12

Welcome to Going Public #37 with Leilani Fahra (presented in the Urban Cultures engagement, curated by Martino Tattara) Thursday 2 December, 5.30 pm Zoom link: https://bit.ly/leilana-fahra THE SHIFT #RIGHT2HOUSING Leilani Farha is the former UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing and Global Director of The Shift. Her work is animated by the principle that housing is […]

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Talks on Invisible Care: Jan Vermeulen, Halewijn Lievens, An Fonteyne

Realizing exemplary building projects in health care, that was the aim of the Pilot Projects Invisible Care by the Flemish Government Architect. The ambitions were high. Invisibility was about merging the program of care with the urban environment, against the good old logic of separation. It was also about another typology for care facilities, against […]

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Opening expo: Negotiating Ungers – The Materiality of the Social 23/11

Photo: Niederrhein-Kolleg © Bertrand Cavalier, 2020 (website/instagram) During the summer school ‘Negotiating Ungers: The Construction of Communities’ at the Ungers Archiv für Architekturwissenschaft in Cologne (July 2019), the project of German architect Oswald Mathias Ungers was analyzed with students from the KU Leuven Faculty of Architecture and the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. Following the summer school, nine […]

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Going Public lectures fall 2021

Save the dates! Going Public #35 18/11, 17.30: Theo De Meyer (engagement Craftsmanship, curated by Tomas Ooms and the master of Interior Architecture) https://bit.ly/theodemeyer More info Going Public #36 25/11, 18.00: Tom de Paor (engagement Legacy, curated by Jo Van Den Berghe) https://bit.ly/tomdepaor More info Going Public #37 2/12, 17.30: Leilani Fahra (engagement Urban Cultures, […]

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Primary Talks with Christoph Fink, Aline Bouvy, T.O.P. office

PRIMARY TALKS is a lecture series initiated by the architecture master studio PRIMARY STRUCTURE in the Faculty of Architecture. Within the context of the studio we invite speakers form different disciplines who’s work is relevant within the theme. The focus of the lecture series is on the working method, the way the work comes to […]

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Urban Cultures Lunch Seminars

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. 11th October 2020, 13h30 SANTIAGO DEL HIERRO (ETH Zurich) and GUILLERMO PRESSIANI (Universidad de Piura, Perú) Transnational corridors and local conditions in the Andes […]

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‘VKW Ontmoetingscentrum’ by URA Yves Malysse Kiki Verbeeck nominated for Mies van der Rohe Award

The ‘VKW Ontmoetingscentrum‘ (VKW community centre) in Westrozebeke by URA Yves Malysse & Kiki Verbeeck was announced as nominee for the EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award. Yves Malysse and Kiki Verbeeck are both alumni from the Sint-Lucas School of Architecture. Yves Malysse has been teaching in Sint-Lucas for several […]

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Expo / vitrine #128: Lotte Van den Audenaeren

LUCA School of Arts, Sint-Lukas library Paleizenstraat 70, 1030 Brussels Lotte Van den Audenaeren makes work in progress: word images, light projections and audio. time-based materials, light, sound & language are used to investigate transformation & solidification, in order to locate current scenarios & future possibilities. ‘Lotte Van den Audenaeren makes works that illuminate the […]

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Competition -Rethinking The Future Architecture Awards

Rethinking The Future Architecture Awards 2022 invites the trendsetters, the pioneers, and the leaders – Firms dealing with the global contemporary challenges head-on – with continuous innovation and excellence, and bring the best of such projects into the light to inspire the next generation. There are many design competitions, but Rethinking The Future Award 2021 […]

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URA Yves Malysse Kiki Verbeeck @ Bozar

URA Yves Malysse Kiki Verbeeck On 10 November 2021, the first monographic exhibition Solid Senses by the Brussels architectural firm URA Yves Malysse Kiki Verbeeck will open at Bozar. Solid Senses is part of the series of exhibitions launched by A+ Architecture in Belgium and Bozar in 2019, dedicated to Belgian architectural firms that have […]

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KU Leuven Master’s Thesis Award for JUSTIN DIRKX

2020 alumnus Justin Dirkx’s Master’s thesis ‘MMXX Millennial Perspectives: the Autonomy of the Millennial Architect and Brussels’ Square for Millennials‘ (Studio Grand Tour, Hugo Vanneste & Carl Bourgeois) was nominated by KU Leuven for Archiprix International 2021, and was awarded the KU Leuven Master’s Thesis Award on 21 October 2021 ! Justin studied Architecture in […]

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Book: Raamwerk In Practice, Lichtervelde Youth Centre: prize winner DAM award 2021

The book ‘Raamwerk In Practice, Lichtervelde Youth Centre’ is one of the ten prize winners of the DAM Book Award 2021 amongst 235 candidates. The book is edited by Harold Fallon (KU Leuven), Benoît Vandenbulcke (ULiège) and Benoît Burquel (ULB) as an initiative of the interuniversity research group www.architectureinpractice.eu. The authors Bart Decroos and Raamwerk […]

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PhD student Rosaura Romero on the ‘Architectural Design Justice’ studio

A new course for International Master students, Architectural Design Justice (ADJ) has evolved from the Atering practices for Urban Inclusion Elective into a Design Studio to continue to invite students into an active learning setting, facilitating their participation into the transformation of the Bodegem homeless center in Brussels. The aim of the studio is to […]

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Conference / PLPR 2022

7-11/02/22, Ghent

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End of year exhibition 2021: Graduating in Unreal Times

KU Leuven Faculty of Architecture proudly presents a selection of the work of her graduates in Architecture, Interior Architecture, Urban Design & Spatial Planning. The expo takes place on both Sint-Lucas campuses: Campus Sint-Lucas Ghent: Hoogstraat 51, 9000 Ghent, curated by Carl Bourgeois. Campus Sint-Lucas Brussels: Paleizenstraat 65, 1030 Schaarbeek, curated by Martine De Maeseneer. […]

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Van Hove Prijs / Call for Master 2 entries

As every year, the architectural association UPA-BUA organizes the Van Hove Prize for recent graduates. This competition is open to graduates from all Belgian faculties who deliver a diploma of architect or engineer-architect. May we ask you to inform the Master 2 students of this prize? For them it is a great opportunity to make […]

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Book / Co-creating Solidary Mobile Housing

The book ‘Co-creating Solidary Mobile Housing’ is the result of the first three years of participatory action research within the framework of the ‘Solidary Mobile Housing‘ project. SMH is an experimental venture into potentially innovative resilient housing models. Considering that for many vulnerable citizens, stable and quality housing is the first step towards recovery, SMH […]

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Annik Keoseyan awarded in the LafargeHolcim Awards for ‘Transforming Collectivity in Belgium’

On 14 June 2021 the winners of the LafargeHolcim Awards Next Generation prizes for Europe were announced. Annik Keoseyan’s graduation project of 2018 ‘Transforming Collectivity in Belgium – Community housing for socially empowered living.’ (under the supervision of Prof. Martino Tattara) was given the 1st prize ex aequo of the 2020 LafargeHolcim Awards Next Generation […]

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Expo & event / YTAA 2020: Educating Together

“Young Talent Architecture Award 2020. Educating together” is a Collateral Event of the 17th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia An exhibition opening on May 22nd and an event on 28th September 2021: The results of the third edition of the Young Talent Architecture Award, enriched in 2020 with a parallel award in Asia, will be presented […]

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Carrie Cheung’s master dissertation wins second prize of the international architectural thesis competition

Prof.dr. Arch. Marc Dujardin on behalf of the arCsusLab team: After Katarzyna (Kasia) MALINOWSKA’s international ATY 2020 thesis award (arCsus Lab 2018-2019), and Argjire KRASNIQI’s (arCsus Lab 2019-2020) master dissertation, selected for the Kosovo entry of the Venice Biennale 2021, I am pleased to share the news that yet another of my top students, Carrie Cheung, graduating […]

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Call for contributions / Practices in Research #03 – Conference and Journal

Please find here the call for contributions for the conference and the third issue of the journal Practices in Research, an initiative of the interuniversity research group Architecture in Practice supported by U Liège, KU Leuven and ULB. Practices in Research is a series of online open access double-blind peer-reviewed publications and research seminars  and […]

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Project by STUDIOLO architectuur at Venice biennale

The Walled House with Wintergarden project by STUDIOLO architectuur (Jo Liekens, Karolien Vanmerhaeghe, Sigyn De Lombaerde) icw Koen Matthys, is part of a large-scale urban model landscape (‘Composite Presence‘, curated by Bovenbouw architectuur) at the Architecture Biennale of Venice 2021 (Belgian entry / Belgian Pavilion). Exhibition: Belgian pavilion, Venice 22 May 2021 → 21 November […]

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Out now: Practices In Research #02 – Tour d’Horizon

The Interuniversity Research Group Architecture In Practice is happy to announce the publication of the second issue of the double-blind peer reviewed journal for practice-based research. Practices in Research #02 – Tour d’Horizon https://architectureinpractice.eu The second issue of Practices in Research is a project of the interuniversity research group In Practice, supported by ULiège, KU […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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