MAATWERK / MASSARBEIT

Exhibition MAATWERK/MASSARBEIT, Custom Made Architecture from Flanders and the Netherlands., 8 October 16 – 12 February 17, Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt.

Korth tielens takes part of the Prelude with 20 concrete models, 'Eerbetonen to Utzon' and 4 golden models within the exhibition MAATWERK/MASSARBEIT. The exhibition is a production of the Flemish Architecture Institute. The selection of practices has been made partially by Jantje Engels and Marius Grootveld, who have curated part of the exhibition Maatwerk / Massarbeit.

Surprisingly often, young firms on both sides of the border engage with craftsmanship from the practical point of view of composition, rhythm and materiality. They explore poetry; the reasons - big or small - behind their design proposals; and how architecture can be both reserved and integrated, or indeed radical and perverse. Against the backdrop of the exhibition in Frankfurt, Het Nieuwe Instituut’s Agency has seized the initiative, and over the autumn period will be organising forty dialogues between both young and established Dutch and Flemish architects. Whilst the exhibition looks both at the past and the future, the dialogues particularly turn their gaze on the present and the future. They take a look at an up-and-coming stream of architectural firms on both sides of the border, who arrive at their architecture differently to what was done before, and who emphatically converge in the debate about architecture’s potential. Korth tielens takes part in the Frankfurt Dialogues Part 4 within the theme Reason & Location

8 Dec 2016 - Deutsches Architekturmuseum (Frankfurt) Speakers: Bart Hollanders - Eagles of Architecture (BE), Jan Nauta - Studio Nauta (NL), Gus Tielens - Korth Tielens architecten (NL), Christian Kieckens (BE), Tom Avermaete (BE)

Object of desire I, eerbeton Utzon, consists of 20 concrete models 21 x 29 x 15 cm
Photographs and concrete models by Walter van Broekhuizen
Object of desire II, eerbeton Utzon, consists of 4 moulded golden models 7 x 5 x 4 mm
Photographs and golden models by Matthijs Hanck






















Sketches on the Fredenborg Houses by Jorn Utzon, 1953