|Fotograaf||Ludo Noël et al.|
Since his first house, which he designed while still a student, was honored with the most important Belgian architecture award in 1974, Jo Crepain (1950-2008) has developed an impressive body of work. In Belgium, and later also in the Netherlands, which currently accounts for the vast majority of his assignments. The large diversity and continuous innovation in his works should in this context be seen as a consequence of an incessant search which yielded some of the most striking structures in recent Belgian architectural history. Building is in the first place a psychological phenomenon to him and a house is the last place left on earth ro recover a piece of paradise lost. Not only for the happy few, but pour le plus grand nombre.