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.
Perfection, symmetry, detail, patience, focus, precision, passion… these are just a few of the concepts that spontaneously spring to mind when we talk about Japanese floral art. It is also these characteristics that ensure that Japanese floral artists remain in a league of their own.