Contents

Feature 1: Vincent Van Duysen
Feature 2: Recent Projects

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Architects Chosen for V&A Exhibition Road Site / Coop Himmelb(l)ausWinning Scheme for the New Parliamentary
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Feature 1:
Vincent Van Duysen

The Belgian architect Vincent Van Duysen offers tactility as one of his themes. Design that captures the act of touching is characteristic of his approach as an architect who has designed many interiors and pieces of furniture. He uses many materials, including plaster, wood, steel, glass, and concrete. The simple, pure proportions and play of light and shadow in his work are born from these materials and from his sensitive handing of details.
After graduating in architecture from the Higher Institute of Architecture Sint-Lucas in Ghent, he moved to Italy and worked in interior design. In 1990 he returned to Antwerp, near his native town, and opened his own studio. He works on a global stage that is now expanding to include the United States and Middle East as well as Europe. In this issue we introduce five of his important early works, generously illustrated with photos. (a+u)


Concordia Offices
Cascade for Swarovski
VDD Residence
VVD Residence II
Private Residence
Vincent Van Duysen Biography


Feature 2:
Recent Projects

Aires Mateus
Furnas Investigation and Research Center
Felipe Assadi + Francisca Pulido Architects
Pavilion for XVI Biennale of Chilean Architecture
KARO*architekten with Architektur+Netzwerk
Open-Air-Library Magdeburg
Arturo Franco Architecture Studio
Conversion of the Slaughterhouse
Manuel Maia Gomes
Galeria Solar S. Roque
Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
One Hyde Park
Clment Vergly Architectes
Lyon Confluence - Bldg 12
meck architekten
Lothringer Str. 8
Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter
Munkegrd School, Restoration and Extension
Carlos Ferrater and Xavier Mart Gal/OAB
Seafront of Benidorm
Krueck + Sexton Architects
Restoration of 860880 Lake Shore Drive