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Preview: architects and their houses II

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The book Belgian Architects and Their Houses II  displays the houses and vision of sixteen important Belgian architects. Below, we offer you a little preview with a sneak peek inside the house of Johannes Robbrecht and Tinne Verwerft.     We have been known to refer to our house as ‘ee...

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Luster spoke with: Saskia Naafs and Guido van Eijck

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Saskia Naafs and Guido van Eijck both work as freelance journalists in Amsterdam. Saskia regularly writes for newspaper Het Parool, about music, culture and life in the city. Guido writes about issues such as education for De Volkskrant and is editor-in-chief of Yournalism, a crowd-funding platform for investig...

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5 temporary buildings that are more than beautiful enough to last

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In 2014 the most important prize in the world of architecture, the Pritzker Prize, was awarded to the Japanese architect Shigeru Ban. He designed the Centre-Pompidou-Metz and the beautiful Curtain Wall House in Tokio, but also a number of buildings made out of paper, cardboard and other perishable materials. Th...

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5 modernist house museums, a car ride away from Brussels

Villa Tugendhat Brno

Last year Villa Tugendhat in Brno finally opened its doors to the public – the renovation had taken quite some time. Europe can now boast a new beautiful modernist house museum, a site of pilgrimage for lovers of architecture who are given the chance to admire beautiful interiors that once were only to be...

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Departed greatness

Joseph Lemaire Nu

Today the Sanatorium Joseph Lemaire, located 19 kilometres to the south of Brussels, is in a poor state of disrepair as it awaits conversion into a home of rest with service flats. Covering a total of 33 hectares, the complex has stood empty since 1987. Fifty years earlier, in 1937, the sanatorium opened am...

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The house of Léon Stynen

The house of Léon Stynen

Magda de Meester and her husband Paul Clerinx live with their two children in the private house of the architect Léon Stynen (1899-1990). Built in 1933, the modernist house is located in the Expo district (Antwerp), where the Antwerp World Fair was held in 1930. Stynen lived in the house until his death. The Cl...

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Cabin porn

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Cabinporn shows a wonderful collection of little cabins, situated o a quiet place somewhere in the world. The site is edited by the residents of www.beaverbrook.com, a private forest shared by friends in Sullivan County, NY (USA). Here we give you e few examples and if you like it, check the more than 100 pages...

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Invisible buildings

Edgeland House 8

Both visually and functionally, Edgeland House touches on architecture as site specific installation art and as an extension of the landscape. The program is broken up into two separate pavilions, for the living and sleeping quarters, and requires direct contact with the outside elements to pass from one to the...

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