MASTERSTUDIOS at KULeuven

campus Sint-Lucas Ghent / Brussels

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PD-r/ADO, Engendering Flanders Landscape – urban living

When in The Housing Question Engels was striving for a definitive solution to the housing question, he was explicitly referring to utopian models which proposed the dissolution of the antithesis between town and country. The housing question, which is even more pressing today, cannot be solved by palliative solutions. If we do not go beyond the understanding of the territory as divided between the city and the countryside, or of domestic space as divided between shelter and production, of proprietor logics versus commons, we can expect the housing question to continue presenting challenges of accessibility and affordability for the decades to come. The studio Homes for Flanders further develops a research path initiated during the current academic year (2017-18) and centered on the problem of housing and domestic space, with a specific focus on both Flanders and Brussels.
The research is part and the second step of a longer trajectory (ADO project) that will run for two more years and will culminate in a publication and exhibition. While the starting point of the research is the need for a large amount of new living units resulting from the changing demographic and socio-economic conditions of this part of Europe (it is foreseen that 300.000 housing units need to be built by 2030 in Flanders), the specific focus of this year’s studio is property and the idea that new forms of ownership should be based on the notion of the ‘common’, thus bypassing the traditional dialectic relationship between public and private.

While this notion has been extensively studied by different disciplines, acquiring new impetus in the recent years, its application to the field of architecture is mostly limited and confined to the study of the urban common, the organization and management of territorial resources and of their consequent spatial implications. Applications to the field of housing are mostly limited and concerned exclusively with the development of alternative models of urban dwellings such as ‘co-housing’ and ‘co-living’. The studio will explore the possibility of deploying the logics of alternative forms of ownership in urban, suburban and rural territories not simply to develop new forms of communality among inhabitants, but also as the step to trigger new forms of production, local subsistence and ultimately the architectural forms of a new domestic space.

PD-r/ADO, Engendering Flanders Landscape – urban living

When in The Housing Question Engels was striving for a definitive solution to the housing question, he was explicitly referring to utopian models which proposed the dissolution of the antithesis between town and country. The housing question, which is even more pressing today, cannot be solved by palliative solutions. If we do not go beyond the understanding of the territory as divided between the city and the countryside, or of domestic space as divided between shelter and production, of proprietor logics versus commons, we can expect the housing question to continue presenting challenges of accessibility and affordability for the decades to come. The studio Homes for Flanders further develops a research path initiated during the current academic year (2017-18) and centered on the problem of housing and domestic space, with a specific focus on both Flanders and Brussels.
The research is part and the second step of a longer trajectory (ADO project) that will run for two more years and will culminate in a publication and exhibition. While the starting point of the research is the need for a large amount of new living units resulting from the changing demographic and socio-economic conditions of this part of Europe (it is foreseen that 300.000 housing units need to be built by 2030 in Flanders), the specific focus of this year’s studio is property and the idea that new forms of ownership should be based on the notion of the ‘common’, thus bypassing the traditional dialectic relationship between public and private.

While this notion has been extensively studied by different disciplines, acquiring new impetus in the recent years, its application to the field of architecture is mostly limited and confined to the study of the urban common, the organization and management of territorial resources and of their consequent spatial implications. Applications to the field of housing are mostly limited and concerned exclusively with the development of alternative models of urban dwellings such as ‘co-housing’ and ‘co-living’. The studio will explore the possibility of deploying the logics of alternative forms of ownership in urban, suburban and rural territories not simply to develop new forms of communality among inhabitants, but also as the step to trigger new forms of production, local subsistence and ultimately the architectural forms of a new domestic space.

Architectuur voor, door en als kunst [AVDAK]

Ontwikkel een architectuurproject dat een kunstwerk uit de CERA-collectie als uitgangspunt neemt (individueel) en sta mee in voor de curatie, scenografie en realisatie van een tentoonstelling waarin deze architectuurprojecten in dialoog gaan met de kunstwerken die ze als uitgangspunt namen (collectief). De reflectie over het maken van architectuur als/door en voor kunst wordt aangewakkerd door bezoeken (aan de CERA collectie, Museum M en andere collecties en musea) en lezingen door architecten, stenografen & curatoren.

De leidraad en concrete aanleiding van de ontwerpopdrachten binnen deze studio is de lopende opdracht van de docenten om in de loop van 2019 in samenwerking met CERA, museum M en LUCA een tentoonstelling rond architectuur en de CERA collectie te organiseren in het nieuwe CERA-gebouw in Leuven ontworpen door Robbrecht & Daem. Sommige voorstellen zouden op termijn dus misschien een realisatie of verdere uitwerking kunnen hebben.


Develop an architecture project that takes a work of art from the CERA-collection as its point of departure (individual task) and take care of the curation, the scenography and the realisation of an exhibition in which these architectural projects are placed in a dialogue with the artworks they take as starting points (collective task). The reflection on conceiving and making architecture as/through and for art is instigated by guided tours of the CERA-collection, Museum M and other collections and museums) and lectures by architects, stenographers and curators.

The assignments for this studio are triggered by the concrete opportunity that teachers of this studio are asked to conceive an exhibition Architecture of the CERA-collection in the course of 2019. This exhibition will take place in the new CERA building in Leuven, designed by Robbrecht & Daem, in collaboration with CERA, Museum M and LUCA school of art. This means that some of the proposals made within this studio might eventually be further elaborated or even realised.