Architectural Cultures of the Recent Past

Research group at the KU Leuven research Department of Architecture

Beyond the text of theory. Disclosing some perspectives

OPEN RESEARCH SEMINAR – 28 MAY 2019 The research groups A2I and ARP will host an open seminar entitled: “Beyond the text of theory. Disclosing some perspectives”. Speakers: prof. Philipp Felsch (Humboldt-Universität, Berlin) and three PhD students from the Faculty of Architecture, KU Leuven: Sebastiaan Loosen, Samuel O’Connor Perks and Janno Martens. The seminar takes

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De kerk buiten (de stad)

WORKSHOP (in Dutch) – 22.02.2019 The future of many churches in Flanders is uncertain. Especially in the periphery of city and in the countryside, where many churches have been built in the post-war period. What is the future of these church buildings? On Friday, February 22, 2019, AR-TUR and KU Leuven wil be looking for

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‘Dom Hans van der Laan. A House for the Mind’ written by Caroline Voet wins DAM Architectural Book Award 2018

The book Dom Hans van der Laan: A House for the Mind is among the prize winners of the prestigious DAM Architectural Book Award and thus belongs to the ten best architecture books of the year. Order your copy at: https://www.vai.be/en/publication/dom-hans-van-der-laan-a-house-for-the-mind   Dom Hans van der Laan: A House for the Mind The book Dom Hans van der Laan: A House

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The Agency of Display: Architecture Exhibitions and the Construction of Postmodern Architecture

OPEN RESEARCH SEMINAR – 11 DECEMBER 2018 The research groups A2I and ARP (Department of Architectuur) will host an open seminar entitled: “The Agency of Display: Architecture Exhibitions and the Construction of Postmodern Architecture” on December 11th 2018.  Speakers: prof. Véronique Patteeuw and prof. Léa-Catherine Szacka. The seminar takes place in the context of the

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Sven Sterken Visiting Fellowship University of Queensland

Prof. Sven Sterken obtained a visiting fellowship to the University of Queensland from 31st July until 31st August 2018. During his stay in Brisbane he will study the archives of Archbishop James Duhig (1871-1965), known as ‘James the Builder’ since he raised finance for no less than 400 church buildings during his tenure. In particular, he

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Exhibition on Dom Hans van der Laan

EXHIBITION – until 14.01.2018 At deSingel, you have the change to discover the unique universe of architect and monk Dom Hans van der Laan. You can also combine a visit at the exhibition with a guided tour in the abbey of Roosenberg in Waasmunster, one of van der Laan’s masterpieces. This exhibition was curated by

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Texts ≈ Buildings: Dissecting Transpositions in Architectural Knowledge (1880-1980)

‘Texts ≈ Buildings: Dissecting Transpositions in Architectural Knowledge (1880-1980)’ is a Scientific Research Network (SRN), launched in 2017 and hosted by the research groups Architectural Cultures of the Recent Past (ARP) and Architecture, Interiority, Inhabitation (A2I) of the Department of Architecture, KU Leuven, acting together as core research unit under the coordination of Rajesh Heynickx (Head), Fredie Floré and Ricardo Agarez.

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