a+u 2017:06 architecten de vylder vinck taillieu
This issue focuses on the Belgian practice architecten de vylder vinck taillieu. 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 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.