Architect: Robbrecht en Daem

Paul Robbrecht: Drawn Closer

Paul Robbrecht: Drawn Closer

By Paul Robbrecht

Initiatief 86 was important because (as Robbrecht en Daem) it was more or less our first real work for art. It was also an important moment for the Belgian art scene. That summer Jan Hoet curated Chambres d’Amis, exhibiting the work of 50 artists in homes across Ghent. At the… Read More

Alternative Histories: Stephen Taylor Architects on Robbrecht and Daem

Alternative Histories: Stephen Taylor Architects on Robbrecht and Daem

Our proposal reimagines the Aue Pavilions project by Robbrecht en Daem through an extreme exaggeration and distortion of the original work’s spatial ideas. The ensemble of carriage-like volumes are reimagined as a continuous sinusoidal form which opens up to the park, raised on stumpy pilotis.  Instead of a series of… Read More

Alternative Histories: Dow Jones Architects on Robbrecht en Daem

Alternative Histories: Dow Jones Architects on Robbrecht en Daem

Our starting point is a drawing by Robbrecht en Daem dated 2000: a sketch in red ink of a small pavilion which sits on a platform and is approached by a path raised off the ground. The pitched roof and the space of the platform create a horizontal emphasis, and… Read More

Alternative Histories: Robbrecht en Daem Architecten on Le Corbusier

Alternative Histories: Robbrecht en Daem Architecten on Le Corbusier

A Rain of Light It is our true belief that light is particles of dust. When light is driven through impurities it intensifies, and we assign it a mineral quality. We feel empowered by the ‘photon theory of light’ by Albert Einstein. – Robbrecht en Daem Architecten, January 2019­

Paul Robbrecht

Paul Robbrecht

By Rosemary Willink

Watercolour is not the traditional medium one associates with architectural plans, particularly those that are realised in built form. I believe this is what caught my eye while searching for a drawing by Walter Pichler and instead discovered a portfolio of drawings by Paul Robbrecht. Aue Paviljoenen project B depicts… Read More