Call for Papers | The architectural laboratory: amulet or shibboleth?

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?

New website!

ARP has updated its website! We have redesigned the entire look as well as updated all of its content. Check out our updated projects and people pages, read the latest as well as previous announcements on the posts page, or have a look at our brand new publications page.

New educational website on the work of dom Hans van der Laan

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

Research seminar: Beyond the Text of Theory. Disclosing some perspectives

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

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‘Dom Hans Van Der Laan. A house for the mind’ written by Caroline Voet wins architectural book award 2018

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

Research seminar: The Agency of Display: Architecture exhibitions and the construction of postmodern architecture

OPEN RESEARCH SEMINAR – 11 DECEMBER 2018 The research groups A2I and ARP (Department of Architectuur) will host an open seminar entitled: “The Agency of Display: Architecture Exhibitions and the Construction of Postmodern Architecture” on December 11th 2018.  Speakers: prof. Véronique Patteeuw and prof. Léa-Catherine Szacka. The seminar takes place in the context of the… Continue reading Research seminar: The Agency of Display: Architecture exhibitions and the construction of postmodern architecture

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Conference: Displacement & Domesticity since 1945. Refugees, migrants, expats making homes.

CALL FOR PAPERS – INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ARP member Ashika Singh is co-organizing the following conference: DISPLACEMENT & DOMESTICITY SINCE 1945. REFUGEES, MIGRANTS, EXPATS MAKING HOMES It will take place on March 28-29th 2019 in Brussels, under the joint patronage of EAHN and KU Leuven. The goal of this conference is to critically engage with and reflect on the ways in… Continue reading Conference: Displacement & Domesticity since 1945. Refugees, migrants, expats making homes.

Sven Sterken visiting fellowship University of Queensland

Prof. Sven Sterken obtained a visiting fellowship to the University of Queensland from 31st July until 31st August 2018. During his stay in Brisbane he will study the archives of Archbishop James Duhig (1871-1965), known as ‘James the Builder’ since he raised finance for no less than 400 church buildings during his tenure. In particular, he will study… Continue reading Sven Sterken visiting fellowship University of Queensland