GIUSTO VAN CAMPENHOUT
costa rica 4864, timbre 4, c1145, buenos aires, argentina
avenue saint-anne 111, rhode saint genese , belgium
giusto van campenhout is an architecture office based in brussels and buenos aires co-founded by santiago giusto and nelson van campenhout in 2014.
santiago giusto (1985)
graduated with honours in architecture at faculte d’architecture la cambre horta (belgium, 2008-12) receiving the prix rene serrure (2012) and the prix la cambre architecture (2009). he also studied at the facultad de diseno y urbanismo, uba, (buenos aires 2010-11) and at the vrije universiteit brussel (2005-2008). after graduating he worked at office kersten geers david van severen were he was project leader of works in bahrain, bordeaux and brussels, and at adamo-faiden.he has been guest critic at the universite libre de bruxelles. he was teacher at ‘catedra varas 5’ of the facultad de diseno y urbanismo de buenos aires ba (2014-2016) and at the ‘catedra de historia y teoria’ at the universidad de flores. he is currently professor in charge of ‘proyecto 1’, proyecto tesis and comunicacion at the univerisdad torcuato di tella.
nelson van campenhout (1987)
graduated in architecture at la cambre horta universite libre de bruxelles (belgium, 2009-13), at sint-lucas school of architecture in ghent (belgium, 2011) and at the glenn murcutt masterclass (australia, 2013). he has collaborated in several studios in europe such as stephane beel (ghent, 2011), bevk perovic (ljubljana, 2011), 51n4e (brussels, 2012) and at bau-kunst (brussels, 2013). he was a teacher and guest critic at the la cambre-horta faculte d’architecture ulb.
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charlotte de bovy, dario graschinsky, masa bran, thibaut de smet, filip martinic, nicolas colmanjoyce van niewenhuis, cyprien doucy, claire sallets.
Every one of our projects is an attempt to understand what architecture can be about in the erratic world we live in. The material that has come out after our first 5 years of practice, however, is still hard to decipher and any attempt to build a coherent theory about it, is as problematic as to foresee the future.
To accept this uncertainty is vital for us. But the fact that we prefer to move loosely in the foggy atmosphere we are bound to live in does not mean that our work has no specific direction. You can find, in the 48 projects we have done until now fascinations, preoccupations and ideas that guide our practice.
Architecture emerges from desires of first necessity.
Go dancing with a building.
Architecture falls Architecture forms function Don’t master mind architecture.
Touch the earth gently.
Architecture is air and light and time and space and toilets and beds and kitchens and sinks.
Architecture is defined by all architectures.
Our work is divided in projects.
We make plans, drawings, models, collages, plans, sections.
Any of these artifacts could be considered architecture.
Buildings are the form by which architecture deploys all its potency.
We love bathrooms.
Spaces were the body.
Is in direct relation with architecture.
Spaces made up of weak and diffuse boundaries.
A fertile architecture.
Close to ruins and follies.
Architecture made out of concrete or wood of steel.
Always mixed with earth and water.
Less something again.
Architectures as friends.
An architecture of consequences.
Imagine you could piss in Duchamp’s Fontaine.
You have a good idea of what architecture can be.
Yes, structure is important.
Yes, form is important.
Yes, function is important.
Yes, materials are important.
Yes, clients are important
Yes, ecology is important.
What else can we do inside a building?
Where better than this place?
Architecture is built by workers.
Architecture emerging from an intimate relation between life and form.
The next project as an unformulated need.
A poem worth using.