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Category list : Belgium

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  • White Out Index

    White Out: Rotor installation in Ghent, Belgium Subscription

    Buildings17 December, 2012

    A smear of paint transforms former bunkers on Ghent’s docks into a sequence of public spaces − and also into a critique of regeneration

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    Waste not: Rotor and the practice of deconstructionSubscription

    Thinkpiece13 February, 2019

    Building on an ancient culture of reusing and recycling building components, Rotor argues that there is an urgent need to rediscover the art of destruction

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    War of the worlds: Port House headquarters, Antwerp, Belgium by ZHASubscription

    Buildings18 December, 2017

    AR New into Old Commended: Rearing its woozy head above Antwerp’s sober Port House, the multifaceted extension by ZHA makes a clean break with the past

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    Viewpoints: Ellis Woodman on BelgiumSubscription

    Thinkpiece27 March, 2012

    ‘For architectural enthusiasts, the prospect of Belgium’s imminent belt-tightening represents particularly bleak news’

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    Victor Jara Cultural Hall by L'Escaut Architectures, Soignies, BelgiumSubscription

    Buildings1 November, 2009

    L’Escaut’s perfoming arts hall erupts from the ground with urban ambitions to become part of the townscape. Photography by Filip Dujardin

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    Typology: Law CourtSubscription

    Thinkpiece14 September, 2018

    From Kafkaesque labyrinths of columns and arches to the abstraction of Modernist towers: the representation of justice in a world ruled by its absence is an intractable task 

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    Twiggy in Ghent, Belgium by Architecten de Vylder Vinck TaillieuSubscription

    Buildings13 September, 2017

    The accommodation of retail space within former domestic space presents several problems. The facade is one, another is circulation. Here, in an old house in Ghent, local architects de Vylder Vinck Taillieu had to deal with the quandary of a narrow original staircase that was unfit according to local fire regulations, and yet was to be retained for aesthetic reasons. Their solution was to construct an entirely new staircase on the back of the building, an irregular zigzagging volume ...

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    True grit: Cadix docklands regeneration in AntwerpSubscription

    Buildings7 September, 2018

    In the face of gradual gentrification, Antwerp must guard against losing the edge that defines the city

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    The ecological architecture of Lucien KrollSubscription

    Thinkpiece26 July, 2016

    Originally published January 1979: a look at three projects and their approach to an unconventional vision of architecture

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    The church of St Paul, WaterlooSubscription

    Buildings9 May, 2016

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