Architecture on Stage: Robbrecht en Daem

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Join us for a talk from the architecture firm founded in Belgium in 1975 by Paul Robbrecht and Hilde Daem that has subsequently developed a mature body of work with an international portfolio.

The 732 page Robbrecht en Daem – An Architectural Anthology offers a rich overview of the oeuvre of the acclaimed Belgian practice from the early 1980s to the present day. Like a symphonic poem, An Architectural Anthology brings together a variety of works and voices: 5 Themes, 9 Key Projects, 11 Titles, 49 Voices, 63 Projects, 75 Glosses. 

The publication addresses Robbrecht en Daem’s various collaborations with artists, their dialogic approach to the old masters of architecture (Mies van der Rohe, Victor Horta, Henry van de Velde, Boris Iofan en Marcel Breuer), their attention to the human presence in their buildings, their design of objects, and finally their fascination with numbers. This special event, entitled "Making The Anthology", marks the UK launch of this landmark book and will include contributions from Paul and Johannes Robbrecht; the Anthology's editor, Maarten Van Den Driessche; and contributing writer, Architecture foundation director, Ellis Woodman.

The Architecture Foundation, in association with the Barbican, presents Architecture on Stage – a programme of talks by the world's leading architects.

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