Talk
12/04/17 7.30 pm
Temple Talks: Paul Robbrecht
with Paul Robbrecht

For the third edition of Temple Talks, La Loge invites architect Paul Robbrecht to engage with the crossroads where art, design and architecture meet. Taking a vase designed by the Italian architect Carlo Scarpa as his point of departure, Robbrecht will speak about a wide range of subjects spanning color, glassware, light, Italian Modernity, the pedestal, aspect ratio, and the interrelationships between all of these different things. 

Paul Robbrecht is an architect whose work sits at the intersection of architecture and art. Founded in 1975 by Robbrecht and his partner Hilde Daem, architectural firm Robbrecht en Daem architecten investigates architecture as an autnomous discipline and its relation to early modern and contemporary art. Besides producing several exhibition designs for Flemish paintings to contemporary artworks, he also designed the Aue Pavillions at documenta IX (1992),, the Concertgebouw Brugge (2002), the extension of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam (2003), the chamber music hall in Gaasbeek (2004) and the permanent exhibition pavilion ‘Het Huis’ in the Middelheim Museum in Antwerp (2012). Robbrecht teaches architectural design and criticism at different universities and institutes including AA in London, University of Ghent, The Schoolf of Arts in Ghent, and others.

Practical information

Wednesday, 12 April at 7.30 pm
free access
no reservation necessary, but seats are limited 
language: EN
venue: La Loge

Temple Talks is a series of commissioned lectures jointly organised by La Loge and Raak (Research Center for Architecture & the Arts at KU Leuven Association). Over the course of the academic year, artists and architects will be invited to share a passionate and personal point of view contributing to an understanding of the ever complementary, complex, and sometimes misunderstood relationship between art and architecture. Through the experience of a diversity of guests and practices, the series aims to research the specificities of these distinct fields while building up a common ground of interests and languages. Guests will structure their talks by leaning on the physical presence of an object, artwork, or document of their choice. While acting as both a mediator and partner in conversation, this third party will hopefully lead to a disruption of the dualistic relationship between audience and lecturer. La Loge and rAAK warmly welcome you all to this new series of evening discussions.

Future Temple Talks will be communicated soon.