"I have always aimed for simplicity.
For me simplicity is searching for the most simple means to achieve the most essential functions."
- Juliaan Lampens
Take a trip to the mountain, take a moment to breathe and to enjoy books. A book that I received last week, "Belgian Architects and Their Houses" published by Luster is an absorbing exploration of architect's private homes.
Enjoy the weekend with a book. - David John
"Our own house in Eke was built in 1960, it was an experiment in my new style. It shocked a lot of people because it didn't conform to the idea of a normal house with a number of rooms with walls and doors, linked by corridors. For me a house is an open concept where everything is joined up with everything else..."
"I have always aimed for simplicity. For me simplicity is searching for the most simple means to achieve the most essential functions. The function should dictate the beauty of the form, and not the other way around."
"The interior decoration blends into the architecture, and the architecture blends into the environment. This vision of architecture is linked to a way of life where people are close to nature, nature teaches us to appreciate the beauty of the weathered, the imperfect, and the asymmetrical. The patina is the result of a process of becoming, a principle that is strongly present in vernacular architecture."
-Eddy Francois and Caroline Dewolf