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.
In the book FRAGMENT, architect Koen Bogaert highlights in 12 articles some remarkable projects from his architectural oeuvre. Texts, drawings and photos (Liesbet Goetschalckx) are given separate pages and can not only be read separately, but also work complementarily. Thus the reader not only gets the (logical) architectural story and choices behind each individual project but also gradually gains an insight into the architect’s general philosophy and aesthetic language of form.