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Baukuh Two Essays

International Master of Architecture KULeuven campus Sint-Lucas Ghent presents

Andrea Zanderigo (born 1974) studied architecture at IUAV in Venice, where he graduated with honours. In 2002-04 he has been teaching assistant at IUAV for Stefano Boeri. In 2006-07 he has been visiting professor at PUSA in Aleppo (Syria). Since 2009 he has been continuously teaching together with Kersten Geers in various universities, including Mendrisio Accademia, TU Graz, Columbia University and EPFL. He lectured in many universities and institutions, including UIA 2008, ETHZ, EPFL, Mendrisio Accademia, ENSA Marseille, Bauhaus-Universität in Weimar, Universität Stuttgart, UdK Berlin, Milan Politecnico, IUAV, AUC in Cairo, TU Graz, 21er Haus in Vienna and the Albanian Ministry of Culture.
In 2004 he founded baukuh together with 5 partners. Baukuh won international competitions like Europan 7 in Amsterdam and Budapest, Klein Seminarie in Hoogstraten and Student City in Tirana. Baukuh’s work was exhibited at the Biennale di Architettura in Venice, the Rotterdam Architectuur Biennale, the Istanbul Design Biennial, the Triennale in Milan and the Chicago Architecture Biennial. Baukuh published ‘100 Piante’ and ‘Two Essays on Architecture’. The work by baukuh has been widely published in international magazines, including Domus, Abitare, Bauwelt, ARCH+, Architecture d’Aujourd’hui and the Architectural Review.
In 2010 he founded the magazine San Rocco together with a group of architects, graphic designers and photographers.

Admission Free – ST-NIKLAASSTRAAT 27, 9000 Ghent – NIV 3.N°17 – 19h30


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Content that was destined, just like the oh-so-new architecture that had just preceded it a few hours earlier, to rapidly slide down, day after day, lower and lower, in a vertical plunge towards the scrapheap of page 2.

So we began to build divisare not vertically, but horizontally.

Our model was the bookcase, on whose shelves we have gathered and continue to collect hundreds and hundreds of publications by theme. Every Collection in our Atlas tells a particular story, conveys a specific viewpoint from which to observe the last 20 years of contemporary architecture. A long, patient job of cataloguing, done by hand: image after image, project after project, post after post. Behind all this there is the certainty that we can do better than the fast, distracted web we know today, where the prevailing business model is: "you make money only if you manage to distract your readers from the contents of your own site." With divisare we want to offer the possibility, instead, of perceiving content without distractions. No "click me," "tweet me, "share me,” "like me." No advertising. banners, pop—ups or other distracting noise.

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