Robbrecht en Daem. Pacing through Architecture
This book offers a first comprehensive overview of the work of Robbrecht en Daem architects, from their international breakthrough with the AUE pavillions for Documenta IX up till their recent transformation of the Whitechapel Gallery in London. The architecture of Robbrecht en Daem is represented through the spectrum of seven key projects – a dovecote in Dorst, a public square in Knokke, a woodland cabin in Flanders, two high views in Boston and Lincoln, a concert hall in Bruges, a former dairy in Gaasbeek, their own office in Ghent – which are extensively documented with sketches, plans and photographs by Kristien Daem. An interview of Paul Robbrecht by Stefan Devoldere and Iwan Strauven, offers a privileged view on the intellectual framework of their production, while Maarten Delbeke analyses the body of work with extreme precision. From lookout tower to concert hall, from art gallery to municipal archives… an overview of 40 major projects completes this monograph and documents the rare variety and maturity of the architecture of Pau lRobbrecht and Hilde Daem.