In this second symposium in the series on Drawings as Objects of Knowledge, the focus shifts to the drawing in its capacity to hold both history and the future. This is done by activating drawings in the light of the contemporary theme of reuse in architecture, inducing the archive to be operative. Special guest is… Continue reading Call for Papers | Drawings as Objects of Knowledge Part II. The Archive Nurtures a Culture of Circularity
The consortium Sven Sterken, Endeavour (Jonas De Maeyer) and REST Architecten (Dimitri Minten) has been awarded a 150K research contract by the agentschap Onroerend Erfgoed of the Flemish Government with a view to designing a ‘Reuse Profile’ (‘Herbestemmingsprofiel’) for all 1800 Flemish parish churches. The aim is to devise a tool that can be used by local stakeholders to… Continue reading Sven Sterken awarded research contract for developing re-use profiles for 1800 Flemish parish churches
Sven Sterken, together with Stéphanie Van de Voorde (VUB), managed to secure funding from the FWO for their research project ‘Meaning and Material. Towards a Multidisciplinary Assessment of Post-War Church Roofs in a Context of Adaptive Reuse’. The project is designed to be carried out by two junior PhD researchers between January 2023 – December 2026. If… Continue reading New project funded by the FWO: Meaning and Material
Following a first successful workshop centred around the theme of the laboratory in 20th-century architecture in 2022, we are now organising a follow-up to this event dedicated to the same theme on 30 and 31 March 2023. In order to arrive at a broad historical and cultural understanding of this phenomenon, the workshop will explicitly… Continue reading Call for Papers | The architectural laboratory: amulet or shibboleth?
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From Thursday 8 till Friday 9th, a symposium on the Practice of Architectural Research will take place at KU Leuven Faculty of Architecture, Campus Sint – Lucas Ghent. Part of the symposium will be organized at Roosenberg Abbey by Dom Hans van der Laan. Key note lectures will be delivered by Wilfried Wang (University of… Continue reading Symposium: the Practice of Architectural Research
Instead of a new book, Van der Laan expert Caroline Voet created a website, a digital study room of the Dutch Benedictine monk and architect Dom Hans van der Laan (1904-1991). It guides you through his theory on the three architectonic scales and his own proportional series of the plastic number. It equally shows several… Continue reading New educational website on the work of dom Hans van der Laan
The research groups A2I and ARP will host an open seminar entitled: “Beyond the text of theory. Disclosing some perspectives”. Speakers: prof. Philipp Felsch (Humboldt-Universität, Berlin) and three PhD students from the Faculty of Architecture, KU Leuven: Sebastiaan Loosen, Samuel O’Connor Perks and Janno Martens. The seminar takes place in the context of the FWO funded Scientific Research Network ‘Texts… Continue reading Research seminar: Beyond the Text of Theory. Disclosing some perspectives
WORKSHOP (in Dutch) – 22.02.2019 The future of many churches in Flanders is uncertain. Especially in the periphery of city and in the countryside, where many churches have been built in the post-war period. What is the future of these church buildings? On Friday, February 22, 2019, AR-TUR and KU Leuven wil be looking for… Continue reading Workshop (in dutch): De kerk buiten (de stad)
Dom Hans van der Laan: A House for the MindThe book Dom Hans van der Laan: A House for the Mind is being published by the Flanders Architecture Institute on the occasion of the exhibition Dom Hans van der Laan. A House for the Mind which took place in 2017 at deSingel in Antwerp. Author Caroline Voet (KU Lueven) worked… Continue reading ‘Dom Hans Van Der Laan. A house for the mind’ written by Caroline Voet wins architectural book award 2018