The Ghent-based practice of Marie-José Van Hee is characterised by buildings that blend in with their environment as if they have always been there, evoking reflection, serenity, and silence in a kind of spatial poetry. Van Hee works almost exclusively in Flanders, and this issue features eighteen of her designs, along with essays by Sam De Vocht, Sylvia Van Peteghem, and Hera Van Sande. Each of the presented works starts from an aerial photo of the broader site and context, juxtaposed with Van Hee’s sketches. Besides private homes, these include housing developments, urban plazas, and the renovation of ModeNatie Fashion Museum and Academy in Antwerp.
190 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 29 cm, pb, Japanese/English