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.
If you Google the name Lieven Musschoot, you will read several times that the interior architect from Knok does not consider the ego of the designer to be important. Lieven Musschoot does not impose himself; on the contrary, he is a good listener, picking up on the smallest details and only translating his own vision after a careful reading of the wishes and desires. Musschoot designs total concepts, whereby he not only arranges the space, designs the furniture and the wall coverings, but even designs the type of bread baskets and table nappies. Those who work with him choose all or nothing.