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Jan De Vylder, Inge Vinck, Jo Taillieu. Architecten De Vylder Vinck Taillieu

"Since spring 2019 Jo Taillieu, Inge Vinck and Jan De Vylder go their own way with jo taillieu architecten and architecten jan de vylder inge vinck. architecten de vylder vinck taillieu stays the joint and active platform for a part of the ongoing projects and future perspectives. After ten successful years, the time has come for new challenges, new projects and new perspectives for the future."

Architecten De Vylder Vinck Taillieu have built a solid work ranging from reform of housing and family houses to public and institutional buildings. The studio formed by Jan De Vylder (1968), Inge Vinck (1973) and Jo Taillieu (1971) belongs to the new generation of Belgian architects who has done a generational change in Belgian architecture, becoming one of the most interesting national architectures the current scene.

They became internationally known from various reforms carried out almost entirely in the Flemish city of Ghent: Verzameld Werk gallery, the Twiggy store, or houses 43, Rot-Ellen-Berg and Rampelken. His work cleverly combines respect for preexistences with a lyrical way of understanding architecture as DIY, as a construction inside buildings in a kind of game of Russian dolls. In his projects there are strange games of transparency, reflection (by using reflective materials), irony (with the use of local materials and techniques), optical illusions of duplicating and copying existing buildings ... and all this results in an extremely personal architecture.

Jo Taillieu. jo taillieu architecten

jo taillieu architecten. Architecture firm established by Jo Taillieu (1971). He is professor at EPFL (CH), director and manager of his own office, Jo Taillieu plays many parts yet he is first and foremost an architect. After working with different international architecture firms, Jo Taillieu founded his eponymous office in 2004, which he has been leading since. The practice evolved in 2009 to a collaboration with Jan De Vylder and Inge Vinck, with whom he lead the office architecten de vylder vinck taillieu (advvt) for a decade. In 2018 advvt won the Silver Lion for Promising Young Participant at the 16th Biennale of Venice and was one of the five finalists for the Mies van der Rohe Award 2019.

Next to the joint projects at architecten de vylder vinck taillieu, in 2019 the focus shifted back to its initial commitment, jo taillieu architecten (jta).

Knowledge of the practice, from conception to execution, is one of the strengths of the office. The genuine effort to execute a design and its realisation remains the fundamental concern. In this respect, jo taillieu architecten always strive to the ‘logic of construction’.

2004 – … jo taillieu architecten
2010 – 2019 architecten de vylder vinck taillieu
2008 – 2009 partner at Crepain Binst Architecture
2007 – 2008 project collaborator at Project²
2001 – 2007 project manager at Stéphane Beel - Xaveer De Geyter architecten
1997 – 2001 project manager at Stéphane Beel architecten
1995 – 1996 collaborator at Maxwan architecten (NL)




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