Zeventien projecten, geselecteerd door Mil De Kooning en Christophe Van Gerrewey, worden in deze volumineuze publicatie in detail uitgewerkt en geïllustreerd.
Ruime aandacht voor maquettes, plannen en schetsen van de verschillende projecten, die telkens in een essay toegelicht worden door experts als Mil De Kooning, Christophe Van Gerrewey, Geert Bekaert en Johan Lagae.
Met schitterende foto's van onder meer Jan Kempenaers en Luca Beel. As productive and versatile an architect as Stéphane Beel is, architectural criticism and reception of his work are never far behind.
New works are followed immediately by new words.
Born in Kortrijk, Belgium, in 1955, Beel is one of the most prominent figures on the blossoming European architecture scene.
His work has featured in numerous international magazines, including in El Croquis.
This book presents a selection of eighteen of his projects in unprecedented detail. Every work is lavishly illustrated and discussed in a critical essay.
The book opens with an extensive conversation between Stéphane Beel and the editors, Mil De Kooning and Christophe Van Gerrewey, both of whom are affiliated with the Department of Architecture & Urban Planning at Ghent University.
The interview is entitled 'An Intense Order', which at once reflects the structure and the concept of this book: without putting forward a single, all-embracing interpretative system, it systematically offers a variety of opportunities for capturing the spark that invariably lights up the work of Stéphane Beel Architects.