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Robbrecht en Daem An architectural Anthology


An Architectural Anthology’ aims to tell the story of Robbrecht en Daem architecten from the early 1980s until today in a symphonic manner: the research and the interests, their ‘lost souls’ and successes. From a dovecot in the Dutch village of Dorst to the Concertgebouw in Bruges. From an art gallery in the multicultural London district of Whitechapel to a new storehouse for the renowned winery Le Pin in Pomerol and the City Archives of Bordeaux. The oeuvre on which Robbrecht en Daem architecten has worked since its foundation in 1975 has developed a variation and maturity that stands up on the international stage. The extensive portfolio includes an impressive number of architecture and infrastructure projects, interiors and landscapes in Belgium and abroad. The constant quality of the work is invariably a result of the precise architectural vision that, from the start, has characterized the practice around founding duo Paul Robbrecht (b. 1950) and Hilde Daem (b. 1950) and, since 2002, Johannes Robbrecht (b. 1977), and which still today forms the basis of a careful project approach. An entirely idiosyncratic vision regarding colour use, dimensioning and materiality is combined with a position of dialogue with regard to the commission, the functions, the built context. The work of Robbrecht en Daem architecten is timeless, sustainable and focused, but above all also serviceable.

  • Mercatorfonds
  • Language English
  • Release2017
  • Pages732
  • Format18.9 x 24.5 cm
  • ISBN9789462301559

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