a+u 2017:06 architecten de vylder vinck taillieu
This issue focuses on the Belgian practice architecten de vylder vinck taillieu, based in Ghent. Curated by guest editors Seng Kuan and Angela Pang, a+u architecten de vylder vinck taillieu introduces 17 of their works, mostly recent.
Enoteca dai Tosi (see pp.70–77) is presented through drawings of multiple stairways and a story about the enoteca (wine bar/shop). Even though it is close to opening, there remains something dreamlike about this project. But that is characteristic of the practice – rather than providing objective, primary information, they prefer to emphasize the stories that connect people and things to buildings. Correspondingly, this issue is relatively sparing with data on scale and orientation, in favor of texts for each project that tell “stories with futures.” Their work, which can sometimes seem kitsch or surrealistic, is supported by their unique and surprisingly energetic approach, one that gives us the courage to continue trying something different.
a+u architecten de vylder vinck taillieu includes:
A Sudden Overview: The Poetry of Incongruities – Spatial Proof by Contradiction
Lieven De Cauter
Genius of the North
Seng Kuan and Angela Pang
Gay Architecture – On the Famous Project by a dvvt
Gideon Boie (BAVO)
architecture is not a matter of architecture
Jan De Vylder
Enoteca dai Tosi
Palais des Expo
LA FILLE D’O