Flanders Architectural Review N°12. Tailored Architecture (2016)

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How can architecture contribute to society? By delivering projects that are tailor-made, and through designs that reveal a cultural and social purpose. The 118 projects in this edition of the Flanders Architectural Review give shape to this ambition. Together, they tell a story about the role of architecture within a complex European context.

Recent developments in architecture are covered in thirteen essays. Under four main headings – life, city, scale and form – they deal with contemporary issues regarding communal space, reuse and repurposing, the status of the public domain, and a visual language for large-scale interventions in the city. The quest for typological solutions and formal figures is also discussed. Photographic essays by leading architectural photographers provide an introduction to each theme.

With architecture by 360 architects, 51N4E, a2o-architects, Alive architecture, ampe.trybou architects, architects de vylder vinck taillieu, Arian Schelstraete, Atelier Bow-Wow, Atelier Starzak Strebicki, Architecture studio Benoît Ottevaere, Architectuuratelier Dertien12, awg architects, BAUKUNST, Beel & Achtergael Architects, BEL Architects, BOB361 architects, buro voor vrije ruimte, Burobill, BUUR, Callebaut architects, Carl Bourgeois, Carton 123 architects, Cluster landscape and urban development, David Chipperfield architects, De Gouden Liniaal Architects, De Smet Vermeulen architects, Delmulle Delmulle Architects, Denis Dujardin, Dok Architects, Douma, evr-Architects, Floris Alkemade Architect, Frederic Vandoninck Wouter Willems architects, GAFPA, Gijs Van Vaerenbergh, Koen Matthys, Korteknie Stuhlmacher Architects, Kris Coremans, LAND landscape architects, Laura Muyldermans, Lezze Architects, Lieve Vermeiren and Johan De Coster, LOW architects, MikeViktorViktor architects, Moke architects, MSA, Nero architects, Ney & Partners, noA architects, NU architecture studio, OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen, Olivier Goethals, ONO architecture, osar architects, Philippe Van der Maren, poot architecture, Puls architects, Richard Venlet, Robbrecht and Daem architects, Stéphane Beel architects, Studiolo architecture, Taktyk, Tom Thys Architects, Tony Fretton Architects, URA Yves Malysse and Kiki Verbeeck, V+, Witherford Watson Mann Architects, XDGA Xaveer De Geyter Architects, ZAmpone architecture …

With texts by Christoph Grafe (editor-in-chief), Audrey Contesse, Sofie De Caigny, Michiel Dehaene, Bart Tritsmans, Maarten Van Den Driessche, Christophe Van Gerrewey, Koen Van Synghel, Ward Verbakel, Bart Verschaffel, Els Vervloesem and Philippe Viérin.

Photographic essays by Anja Hellebaut and Olmo Peeters.


About the Flanders Architectural Review Series

This book is the 2016 edition of the Flanders  Architectural Review Series, which is published by the Flanders Architecture Institute. For the past 20 years the Architectural Review Flanders has served as a manifesto of experimentation in architecture as well as a reference work of striking buildings.