Jan De Vylder, of architecten de vylder vinck taillieu, talks about the importance of pure or rough use of materials in their work, and Flemish architecture influences of the firm. Founded by Jan De Vylder, Inge Vinck, and Jo Taillieu, the practice is based in Gent, Belgium. The architects question the distinction between décor and construction, and believe that understanding how to build something that architecture can play out its critical potential.
"Our practice was founded because we enjoy making things. For us, architecture is not only a matter of designing things, but also a matter of understanding how things can be made"
—Jan De Vylder
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Jan de Vylder present the sources of architectural references for the Ghent-based architecten de vylder vinck taillieu, which he cofounded with Inge Vinck and Jo Taillieu, and reflects on the role of history in their practice.
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The What is/was history for… ? series searches for answers to the question, What role can history play in architecture practice? The CCA invites historians to reflect on the approaches to history of significant historical architects, and contemporary architects to reflect on their own approaches to history. It expands the conversation begun in the exhibition Besides, History: Go Hasegawa, Kersten Geers, David Van Severen.
Jan De Vylder, Inge Vinck, and Jo Taillieu interviewed by Hans Ulrich Obrist at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2010. Produced by the Institute of the 21st Century with support from ForYourArt, The Kayne Foundation, Brenda R. Potter, Catharine and Jeffrey Soros
A conversation with DVVT architecten (Jan de Vylder, Inge Vinck, Jo Taillieu), Gideon Boie and Herman Roose, winners of the Silver Lion, Venice Biennal 2018.
Interview: Lisa de Visscher
Photos: Filip Dujardin
16. Mostra Internazionale di Architettura
26 May - 25 November 2018
Interview with Jan de Vylder, Inge Vinck, Jo Taillieu (Recipients of the Silver Lion for a promising young participant in the 16th International Architecture Exhibition)
Paula Vilaplana, a second year graduate student in GSAPP’s Critical, Curatorial and Conceptual Practices in Architecture program speaks with Jan De Vylder of architecten de vylder vinck taillieuin advance of his lecture at the school on September 24, 2018.
Jan De Vylder co-founded the Belgium-based architecture firm, architecten de vylder vinck taillieu, along with Inge Vinck and Jo Taillieu. Their work focuses on the act of making, positioning architecture in the critical role of both craft and cultural production. The firm was recently awarded a Silver Lion at the 2018 Venice Biennale, and has exhibited widely, often in collaboration with photographer Filip Dujardin.
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A lecture by Jan De Vylder, co-founder of architecten de vylder vinck taillieu.
Architecten De Vylder Vinck Taillieu (A DDVT) is the name under which Jan De Vylder, Inge Vinck, and Jo Taillieu share their united view on what architecture can possibly be. The point of departure for a dvvt is to embrace “making” in its broadest sense. It is only through an understanding of how to build something that architecture can play out its critical potential. As a response to what is expected of architecture today, a dvvt instead focuses on the construction of a banal and everyday reality, in which it finds opportunities to greatly surpass that which is expected. Through their practice, a dvvt demonstrates how a critical attitude is not just a gesture, but, rather, a perspective on architecture to go beyond all requirements. This critical perspective is based on a sense of social responsibility as architects. The responsibility of the architect is to transcend given expectations and give architecture a chance at cultural production. The skillfulness of the architect—craftsmanship and critical insight—is crucial here. The skilled architect is able to build an everyday reality founded on cultural sustainability, safeguarding architecture from becoming a mere solution—the métier as the key to the future.
Free and open to the public.
Organized by Columbia GSAPP.