about us

ABOUT US

 

In Practice is an interuniversity research group of practising architects engaging their practice(s) at the heart of their research. In Practice explores the multiple ways in which indivudals can engage their professional architecture practice in academic research and reciprocally. In Practice seeks to open a space for architecture practices in research through the development of doctoral and postdoctoral research projets, conferences, publications and educational projects. In Practice is a joint initiative of KU Leuven Faculty of Architecture (prof. Harold Fallon) and U Liège Faculty of Architecture (Prof. Benoît Vandenbulcke).

contact : info@architectureinpractice.eu

About us

Johannes Berry - KU Leuven - Sugiberry

Johannes Berry is a South African architect based in Brussels. He studied Fashion design in Cape Town, before obtaining a BA in architecture from the University of Hasselt and an MSc in architecture from the KU Leuven, where he has been teaching since 2015. In 2016 Berry founded SUGIBERRY with Mayu Takasugi based in Brussels & Tokyo. In 2018 Berry founded the architectural magazine Gallery Magazine (http://gallery-mag.com/) with Jonathan R. Maj.​
Affiliation : KU Leuven - Faculty of Architecture
https://www.kuleuven.be/wieiswie/en/person/00102058


Benoît Burquel - ULB - AgwA architects

Benoît Burquel (1981) graduated as a Civil Engineer Architect at ULiège in 2005. He obtained a Master of Human Settlements from the KU Leuven in 2007. After lecturing and researching at ULiège in 2014-2017, he currently lectures at ULB. He co-organized the summer schools "Real Estate Architecture" running from 2016 until 2018. He is a partner of AgwA architects since 2017.
Affiliation : ULB La Cambre Horta


Harold Fallon - KU Leuven - AgwA architects

Harold Fallon (1977) graduated as a Civil Engineer Architect at UCL in 2001. He co-founded AgwA architecture office in Brussels in 2003, focusing mainly on public projects for collectivities. AgwA's work is widely published and exhibited. Harold is lecturing and researching at the KU Leuven Faculty of Architecture since 2007. His PhD in architecture at the RMIT (au) "Metarbitrariness? : AgwA, an architecture of practice" researches the design strategies rooted at the heart of the practice and the relationships with the literary practice of poet Francis Ponge as inspirational force. Since 2018, he supervises and supports practising architects engaging their practice in doctoral research. As a co-founder of the In Practice inter university research group, he is co-editor of the In Practice books.
Affiliation : KU Leuven - Faculty of Architecture
https://www.kuleuven.be/wieiswie/en/person/00069105


Tomas Ooms - KU Leuven - Studio Tuin en Wereld

Tomas Ooms studied Architecture (1995), Literature (1996), Research Methods (2009) and Music (2016). He is founding partner of STUDIO TUIN en WERELD (a&t architects, Antwerp, BE) and is academic promotor of the Master Dissertation Design Studio at the Master of Science in Architecture at the Faculty of Architecture at the KU Leuven. His ongoing PhD research ‘Between: Yard and World: to Draw a Distinction: on the Form of Re-Entry: A Practice Between: Yard and World’ is a practice based architectural inquiry into space as relationships and scale invariance and spatial continence… As project- and team member he collaborated in several international research projects and won different scholarships, awards and competitions. He participated in international exhibitions and performances. Besides being a practicing architect, he is a composer and performing musician.
Affiliation : KU Leuven Faculty of Architecture
https://www.kuleuven.be/wieiswie/en/person/00069055

 


Virginie Pigeon - ULiège - Pigeon Ochej Paysage

Virginie Pigeon (1977) graduated as architect from ISA St Luc Liège, then certificated in landscape at ENSP Versailles. She is working for fifteen years, within the association PIGEON OCHEJ PAYSAGE, as a project author in the parallel disciplines of architecture: town planning, public space, territory, landscape and gardens. She handles projects on very different scales with varied programs, often in multidisciplinary teams: we are more particularly thinking about requalifications of the Val Benoit site in Liège and of the center of Courcelles, about the master plan and the public spaces of the new housing district in Walcourt, about the renovation of the Paulus park in Saint Gilles, classified, or the landscaped parking lot of Sart Tilman.
She has also been teaching in project workshops for ten years at the Liège Faculty of Architecture. She is currently involved in a thesis project focusing on territorial reinventions through cartographic operations.
Affiliation: ULiège – Faculty of architecture

 


Robin Schaeverbeke - KU Leuven

Robin’s practice situates itself in-between designer, researcher, teacher, draughtsman and improviser. Robin inquires and teaches architectural drawing and media at the Faculty of Architecture (Brussels-Ghent). He is also responsible for the "educational master of design-sciences" at the Faculty of Architecture - an educational program which inquires the training of designers and architects as secondary school teachers. His research centres around practice-based epistemologies of tools, techniques and formulas for architectural imagination in practice, teaching and learning.
Affiliation : KU Leuven Faculty of Architecture
Bibliography : https://www.kuleuven.be/wieiswie/en/person/00068986

 


Steven Schenk - KU Leuven - Schenk Hattori

Steven Schenk (1985) studied architecture in Antwerp (B) and Mendrisio (CH). After working as an architect at Miller Maranta in Basel he was a teaching assistant for the chair of Christ Gantenbein at ETH Zürich. In 2014 he founded the office Schenk Hattori, based in Antwerp and Tokyo. He currently teaches at Sint Lucas Gent and Brussels and started his PhD on the role of perception and imagination in the production of architecture.
Affiliation : KU Leuven Faculty of Architecture
Bibliography : https://www.kuleuven.be/wieiswie/en/person/00106089

 

Benoît Vandenbulcke - ULiège - AgwA architects

Benoît Vandenbulcke (1978) graduated as a Civil Engineer Architect at UCL in 2001.He co-founded AgwA architecture office in Brussels in 2003, focusing mainly on public projects for collectivities. AgwA's work is widely published and exhibited. His PhD in architecture at the UCLouvain is entitled "Abstraction, concrétion : lecture et production du projet d'architecture par immersion". Departing from research on his practice at AgwA, the research makes use of the tools of a designing architect to engage with the work of Sanaa, Zumthor and Herzog & De Meuron. He is currently professor at the faculty of Architecture of ULiège since 2017. As a co-founder of the In Practice inter university research group, he is co-editor of the In Practice books.
Affiliation : ULiège faculty of Architecture, laboratoire team XI
Bibliography : https://www.uliege.be/cms/c_9054334/fr/repertoire?uid=u227405