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Posts tagged as 'Belgium'

Thu 13.3.

MOBILIA: 100 years of design by Belgian architects at the Atomium

Posted by Walter Phillips on 13.03.2014 - Tagged as:

Paul & Hilde Robbrecht with their son Johannes / Robbrecht & Daem, Ligeti, bench with pattern obtained using different species of plywood created for the Concertgebouw in Bruges, 2002; photo: Kristien Daem

Paul & Hilde Robbrecht with their son Johannes / Robbrecht & Daem, Ligeti, bench with pattern obtained using different species of plywood created for the Concertgebouw in Bruges, 2002; photo: Kristien Daem

The forthcoming exhibition MOBILIA, at the Atomium in Brussels, that runs from February 12 until June 15 2014, focuses on the talent of architects whose work, since the late nineteenth century, has evolved beyond the design of buildings, to the creation of furniture and objects. Belgium hasn’t bucked this trend. Some emblematic movements of modernist architecture were initiated, among others, by Belgian architects Victor Bourgeois (photo n°1) and Huib Hoste with Le Corbusier. They were particularly active during the first International Congress of Modern Architecture (CIAM) in 1928. Yet the story remains relatively unknown to the general public. (by TLmag)

 

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Mon 16.12.

The Atomium: Cultural and contemporary

Posted by Walter Phillips on 16.12.2013 - Tagged as: ,

Atomium, Brussels; photo Alexandre Laurent

Atomium, Brussels; photo Alexandre Laurent

Icon of the Brussels skyline, sculptural or architectural curiosity, the Atomium is increasingly regarded as not just a symbolic landmark and tourist attraction, but also as a cultural centre in the north of Brussels. Interview with Arnaud Bozzini, the head of exhibitions. (by Catherine Édouard)

 

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Fri 18.10.

Ilse Acke & Jeffrey Vanhille: Dream Weavers

Posted by Walter Phillips on 18.10.2013 - Tagged as: , ,

Ilse Acke & Jeffrey Vanhille, Home, installation Concertgebouw, Brugge, 2013

Ilse Acke & Jeffrey Vanhille, Home, installation Concertgebouw, Brugge, 2013

“Home” is an installation by Belgian artists and makers, Ilse Acke and Jeffrey Vanhille, created at the invitation of Concertgebouw, Brugge. It accompanies the performance of “Superposition” by Ryoji Ikeda, Japan’s pre-eminent electronic composer and multi-media artist. (Interview by Kathryn Smith)

 

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Centre for Group Dynamics and Institutional Analysis by Dethier Architectures, photo: Serge Brison

Centre for Group Dynamics and Institutional Analysis by Dethier Architectures, photo: Serge Brison

Belgian architects Dethier Architectures were chosen to design a training facility for the Centre de dynamique des groupes et d’analyse institutionnelle (CDGAI) in Liège, a specialized training organization for professionals.

 

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Mon 5.8.

House in Mechelen by Areal Architecten (BE)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 05.08.2013 - Tagged as: ,

House in Mechelen by Areal Architecten, photo courtesy of Areal Architecten

House in Mechelen by Areal Architecten, photo courtesy Areal Architecten

In Mechelen, near Antwerp, Belgium, Areal Architecten has created a site sensitive three storey town house with a brick facade that blends old and new.

 

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Thu 14.2.

‘Beams’ radiator by Studio Segers for Vasco (BE)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 14.02.2013 - Tagged as: , ,

'Beams' radiator by Studio Segers for Vasco

‘Beams’ radiator by Studio Segers for Vasco

At its core, Studio Segers’s ‘Beams’ radiator has a timeless architectural quality, but over time both the appearance and the functionality can be refreshed thanks to a series of clever interchangeable accessories.

 

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Biennale Interieur 2012, Kortrijk as seen by Architonic

Earlier last month (20 – 28 October) Interieur 2012 design biennial returned to Kortrijk, Belgium for its 23rd edition. With no less than 300 exhibitions from some of industry’s leading manufacturers as well as young, up-and-coming designers presenting contemporary design for the home as well as multiple interior innovations, there was plenty to see and be inspired by.

 

And should you have missed this fascinating event, fear not. Architonic team was there and here’s what they saw:

 

to the Biennale Interieur 2012, Kortrijk – Part I album

 

to the Biennale Interieur 2012, Kortrijk – Part II album

 

to the Biennale Interieur 2012, Kortrijk – Ventura Interieur album

 

‘Skyline One’ spotlights by Lieven Musschoot and Mathias Hennebel for Dark

Strongly geometric and architectural in form, Belgian lighting manufacturer’s new ‘Skyline’ spotlights, designed by Lieven Musschoot and Mathias Hennebel, proved to be a highlight (no pun intended) of the recent Kortrijk-based design biennale Interieur. (more…)

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