Past Present Future II: Stéphane Beel

John Hill
19. July 2019
Photo courtesy of Stéphane Beel Architects

Itinerant Office's second edition of its "Past, Present, Future: about being an architect yesterday, today and beyond" project continues with an interview with Stéphane Beel, founder of Ghent, Belgium's Stéphane Beel Architects.

AfricaMuseum in Tervuren, Belgium, 2018 (Photo: Luca Beel, courtesy of Stéphane Beel Architects)

Beel founded his eponymous studio in the early 1980s, admitting in the "Past" clip how he naively started without working for another architect; he wanted to learn for himself. Now with around 50 employees, Beel's work in the "Present" gives the younger architects more experience by having them follow through on projects from beginning to end. Finally, although Beel has a rosy view of technology in the "Future" clip (flying cars leading to entrances atop buildings?), he advises young architects to be able to draw with their hands, to no rely on computer tools for expressing themselves.

Watch the interviews below or on Itinerant Office's Vimeo page.




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