Architects Without Borders - Trends Style on PC

Architects Without Borders – Trends Style on PC

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“Only when it suits us do we like to resort to borders.”

To draw boundaries is to expose oneself to problems. Consider the war in Ukraine, racism or Belgian politics. As soon as we start categorizing things and people, nothing works. A phenomenon that also applies to so-called “lighter” sectors. In the world of lifestyle, there is an increasing overlap between fashion and design, between health and gastronomy,… It is therefore not surprising that two main themes of this issue – architecture.. .

To draw boundaries is to expose oneself to problems. Consider the war in Ukraine, racism or Belgian politics. As soon as we start categorizing things and people, nothing works. A phenomenon that also applies to so-called “lighter” sectors. In the world of lifestyle, there is an increasing overlap between fashion and design, between health and gastronomy,… It is therefore not surprising that two main themes of this issue – architecture and trips – have close ties. Is the creation in Rockford (United States) of the outdoor label Extremis by Thomas Wynants and Ashlee Anvik part of an adventure stamped “travel” or “design”? And in the case of Ingrid Bijnens who, in support of her company La Casa Clara, helps Belgians find their dream home in Spain, is it real estate or the art of living? Both, of course. Because the vacationer present in each of us has become particularly demanding in terms of architecture. Witness the Silent Living initiative of racing driver João Rodrigues, which offers architectural gems as holiday homes, including concierge services and catering. Including the luxurious “underground house” Casa Na Terra. The perfect place to find peace. Relaxation is also an important theme in the Press Pause section, occupied by Irene Forte. Daughter of hotel magnate Rocco Forte, who notably owns the Amigo hotel in Brussels, she launched her own line of skin care products a few years ago, which are now on display in the finest luxury department stores. from around the world. Only when it suits us do we like to resort to borders. In football, for example. But also in design and architecture. A few weeks ago, Belgian designers particularly distinguished themselves at the Salone del Mobile, the most important event in the world in terms of interior design. In this small world, the architect Vincent Van Duysen has long been a figure of demigod, but in recent years, many promising names have joined him. This was also noticed by the international press. The subtlety and methodology of Belgian design are clearly hitting the mark, especially since today we are moving away from open architecture by re-compartmentalizing the interior of the house. And we have every reason to believe it.

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