BUREAU VOOR ARCHITECTUUR EN STEDENBOUW BVBA


NIEUWEVAART 118A/102, 9000 GENT (BE)
TEL +32 (0)9 233 38 32
INFO@GAFPA.NET

GAFPA was established in 2008 by architects Floris De Bruyn, Philippe De Berlangeer and Frederick Verschueren, shortly after finishing their studies at Sint-Lucas in Gent. The architectural firm from Gent is known for its pragmatic approach. They dismantle an existing context and transform it into a new reality. This method of systematic deconstruction results invariably in new interpretations of architecture, a vocabulary all of their own.

GAFPA intervenes on different levels, ranging from private houses to public buildings, from urban design operations to scenography. The multidisciplinary firm doesn’t limit itself to house-building projects, but also regularly competes in international contest commissions.


Floris De Bruyn
(°1982 Dendermonde) Graduated Master in Architecture at Sint Lucas Gent. Since 2008 he teaches at KU Leuven Faculteit Architectuur, campus Sint-Lucas Gent. He’s currently leading the architecture studio ‘Master advanced architectural design’

Philippe De Berlangeer
(°1980 Aalst) Graduated Master in Architecture at Sint-Lucas Gent

Frederick Verschueren
(°1980 Oudenaarde) Graduated Master in Architecture at Sint-Lucas Gent

COLLABORATORS

Jona Moereels
Graduated Master of Science in Ingenieurswetenschappen – Architectuur at UGent

Jochen Schamelhout
Graduated Master in Architecture at KUL Sint-Lucas Brussel

FORMER COLLABORATORS

Helen Van de Vloet, Roxane van Hoof, Gianluca Malvestio, Maxim Lefebvre, Tuur Vermeiren


PUBLICATIONS:

2017

  • G1203 on Amallective, May 2017
  • G1203 in Upgrade: Home Extensions, Alterations and Refurbishments – published by Gestalten
  • G1203 in BauNetzWoche N°483 'Moderner Umbau' (text Christina Gräwe)
  • G1310 on Afasia Archzine, Feb 2017
  • G1203 in De Standaard Feb 2017, 'Huis in loods' (text Agnes Mus – photos Tim Van De Velde)
  • G1015 on Afasia Archzine, Jan 2017

  • 2016

  • GAFPA in El Croquis N°187 '2016 Global Architecture Political Compass' (text Alejandro Zeara-Polo)
  • G1203 in Maatwerk / Made to Measure: Concept and Craft in Architecture from Flanders and The Netherlands – published by VAI and DAM
  • G1015, G1106 and G1301 in BauNetzWoche N°478 'Shortlist 2017' (text Gregor Harbush)
  • G1015 in A+ 263, ‘Natuurarchitectuur’ (text Bart Tritsmans)
  • G1512 in Ceci n'est pas une copie – design between innovation and imitation (text Chris Meplon) – published by Lannoo
  • G1015, G1203 and G1518 in Sabato Oct 2016, 'Drie om te zien' (text Margo Vansynghel)
  • G1203 in Knack Weekend N°39, ‘Design – dit is Belgisch’ (text Veerle Helsen – photos Tim Van De Velde)
  • G1015 and G1106 in Belgium New Architecture 6 – Prisme Editions
  • G1518 on Afasia Archzine, Oct 2016
  • G1106 in C3 N°384, 'Retreats and Escapes'
  • G1015 in Sabato Jun 2016, 'Van A tot Zwin' (text Margo Vansynghel – photos Thomas De Bruyne)
  • G1106, G1203 and G1307 in Wallpaper* July 2016, 'Architects Directory 2016 – Our rising-star and breakthrough practices from around the globe' (text Jonathan Bell)
  • G1307 in DETAIL inside 1/2016, 'Changing Scenes: Extensions in Ghent' (text Hartmut Raendchen)
  • G1015 in De Standaard Jun 2016, 'Moderne architectuur voor een natuurpark' (text Geert Sels)
  • G1106, G1203 and G1304 in Architectuurboek Vlaanderen N°12 – Architectuur op maat – published by VAI
  • G1106 on I love Belgium, May 2016
  • G1106 and G1518 on Architizer, May 2016
  • G1203 on BauNetz, Apr 2016
  • G1203 on Divisare, Apr 2016
  • G1106 on BauNetz, Apr 2016
  • G1203 on Afasia Archzine, Apr 2016
  • G1203 and G1106 on Dezeen, Apr 2016
  • G1307 and G1106 on Divisare, Feb 2016
  • G1106 in IW-Magazine N°107 (interview Rowena Liu – photos Tim Van De Velde)
  • G1106 on Archello, Jan 2016
  • G1106 on DETAIL Jan 2016, 'Grazile Erscheinung: Wochenendhaus von GAFPA' (text Annika Schröck)

  • 2015

  • G1106, G1204 and G1307 on Afasia Archzine, Dec 2015
  • G1106 on ArchDaily, Dec 2015
  • G1518 in De Standaard Nov 2015, 'Wonen op kantoor' (text Geert Sels)
  • G1106 in A10 N°65, 'Temporary character' (text Kim Hoefnagels – photos Tim Van De Velde)
  • G1106 in MARK N°57, 'Three-Dimensional Serenity' (text Gili Merin – photos Tim Van De Velde)
  • G1106 in Dimension N°36, 'Verheven houtbouw als tijdelijk verblijf' (text Arnaud Tandt)
  • G1106 in Knack Weekend N°19, ‘Hout/Wonen’ (text Thijs Demeulemeester & Veerle Helsen – photos Tim Van De Velde)
  • G1304 and G1306 in A+ 253, ‘Ondraaglijke lichtheid’ (text Koen Van Synghel)
  • Interview GAFPA in A+ 253, ‘Lezingenreeks Across 11.05 / Liège’
  • G1015 in A+ 252, ‘Mouton/Ruimtespel’ (text Koen Van Synghel)

  • 2014

  • G1404 in DW B 2014 5, ‘50 fictieve gebouwen’ (red. Christophe Van Gerrewey)
  • G1404 in A+ 251, ‘Villa Avondster (Robert Walser)’ (text Benjamin Eggermont)

  • 2011

  • G1015 in A+ 232, ‘Gezwind’
  • G1106 in Fragile’s magazine nr.01: (re)birth

  • EXHIBITIONS:

    2017

  • G1211, G1513 and G1609 models in group exhibition 'A Temporary Futures Institute', M HKA, Antwerpen
  • G1212 model in group exhibition 'Verloren Ontwerpen', Z33, Hasselt
  • 2016

  • G1211, G1513 and G1609 models in group exhibition 'Maatwerk/ Massarbeit – Custom Made Architecture from Flanders and the Netherlands', Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt
  • G1203 in group exhibition 'Ensembles – Architectuur en ambacht', deSingel, Antwerpen
  • G1203 in travelling group exhibition 'Provinciale Architectuurprijs Oost-Vlaanderen 2015'
  • 2015

  • G1412 model in group exhibition 'The Production Of Space', Gent, icw Max Kesteloot

  • AWARDS:

    2015

  • Belgian Building Awards 2015, special mention G1106 'Weekend House Wachtebeke'


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