Young Belgian architects display an innovative view of architecture. The ‘older’ generation that, in an explosive economy, had to rely on an infinite admiration for proportion studies, detailing and ‘minimalism’ is making way for a generation that has both feet firmly on the ground and acts more as a pragmatic service provider. Lower budgets force them to approach projects with a fresh look. David Driesen and Tom Verschueren of the dmvA bureau in Mechelen look at architecture as part of everyday life.
Seven years after his first book, Bart Lens and his team Lens°Ass show how this approach can lead to exciting projects. Formulating a concept as clearly as possible is the basis of every design. With the right choice of materials and controlled detailing, creations that radiate calm and serenity emerge. The clear use of lines strengthens the pure emotions that arise between the design and the light. The great care for the interior in all its facets is a constant preoccupation of Lens°Ass.