Sven Sterken awarded research contract for developing re-use profiles for 1800 Flemish parish churches

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

New project funded by the FWO: Meaning and Material

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

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

‘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

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

Texts ≈ Buildings: Dissecting transpositions in architectural knowledge (1880-1980)

‘Texts ≈ Buildings: Dissecting Transpositions in Architectural Knowledge (1880-1980)’is a Scientific Research Network (SRN), launched in 2017 and hosted by the research groups Architectural Cultures of the Recent Past (ARP) and Architecture, Interiority, Inhabitation (A2I) of the Department of Architecture, KU Leuven, acting together as core research unit under the coordination of Rajesh Heynickx (Head), Fredie Floré and Ricardo Agarez. Read more… Continue reading Texts ≈ Buildings: Dissecting transpositions in architectural knowledge (1880-1980)