The 13th edition of the Flanders Architectural Review brings together the most high-profile examples of recent architecture in Flanders. Like the mustard factory on the cover, the selected buildings raise questions about the significance of form in architecture.The book presents 11 illustrated articles, 4 photographic essays and 46 architectural projects, documented with plans and pictures.
This publication by the Flanders Architecture Institute presents a generous selection of recently completed projects in words and pictures. About fifty projects are covered by means of extensive plans and photos and they give rise to a critical reflection on current developments in Flemish architecture. The book includes articles that deal with such topics as the poetry of utility buildings, the responsibility of architecture for the landscape, the exploration of a new scale and the individual character of Flemish architecture abroad. What the visual essays by four leading photographers have in common is a serious interest in the concrete physical experience. They view the architectural object not as something static, but as a beckoning space that should be explored, studied, tried and tested.
Authors: Birgit Cleppe, Sofie De Caigny, Christoph Grafe, Rajesh Heynickx, Steven Humblet, Sereh Mandias, Véronique Patteeuw, Bart Tritsmans, Pieter Uyttenhove en Jan Vermeulen.
Photographic essays: Esther Eggermont, Stephanie Kiwitt, Aglaia Konrad en Sarah Westphal.
This book is also available in a Dutch-language edition.