Belgian Architects and Their Houses

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  • Producent: Luster
  • Dostępność: Nakład wyczerpany
Oprawa: Hardback, Format: 28x23 cm, Stron: 270, 2013 r., Illustrations: 217 colour, Territory: World excling The Netherlands, Belgium and Asia

  • 17 fascinating portraits of leading Belgian architects accompanied by photographic essays of their family homes. Industrial lofts are juxtaposed with architectural gems from the 1950s; contemporary homes in the countryside with minimalistic mansions in the city.

Almost all architecture is designed on commission for a client. And the architect's design must always bend to the wishes or demands of that client. The situation is turned on its head, however, when the architect becomes their own client when building, renovating or redecorating their own home. All of a sden, the architect has the freedom to give full expression to his/her vision on living and the humble home is transformed into something of a calling card. This book contains 17 such calling cards: 17 extensive reports on the lofts, apartments or houses where leading Belgian architects such as Bob Van Reeth, Juliaan Lampens, Peter Swinnen and others live. Each report is accompanied by a text in which the architect expounds his/her own vision on architecture.

Architects Featured:
An Fonteyne
Bob Van Reeth
Sven Grooten
Ivo Van Hamme
Christian Kieckens
David Van Severen
Julien De Smedt
Juliaan Lampens
Kristof Geldmeyer
Niklaas Deboutte
Peter Swinnen
Marie-José Van Hee
Pierre Lhoas
Hans Verstuyft
Els Claessens
Nicolas Firket
Eddy François

Also available:
Belgian Designers and Their Interiors ISBN: 9789460580758

Muriel Verbist began her career in advertising. She has worked for the past six years as an initerior stylist in the magazine sector.