PRIMARY STRUCTURE is an archive of structural typologies. A masterclass aboutdeveloping intelligent building structures.Studentswork from specific case studies, feasibility studies submitted by the practice or social necessity. PRIMARY TALKS are organized frequently. LOGIN

The challenge is to look beyond the specific program and look at the relevance of the built structure in the future, both in terms of cultural, social and ecological sustainability. The context, the place with its specific conditions is guiding the design. Concepts such as reuse, permanence, temporality, flexibility, autonomy, conservation, demolition, construction, industrial construction, ecology, economics, sociology will be weighed against each other. 

The end result can finally be reduced to its primary structure, which is presented as a stand-alone product. The objective is an ongoing investigation to link contemporary building strategies to specific situations. Existing examples of (anonymous) primary architecture are mapped and, together with the results of workshops on the basis of an unambiguous visual language can be consulted in a powerful blog. An annual digital publication is the subject of a recurring debate.

PRIMARY TALKS are organized frequently. 

PRIMARY STRUCTURE is an initiative of GAFPA, led by Floris De Bruyn & Olivier Goethals. With the support of Ku Leuven, Faculty of architecture Sint-Lucas Ghent,  Development by atelier Haegeman Temmerman.

Filter: Gent, 2017

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Tim Belaen

Manon Coppens

Kevin De Roeck

Thibault Destecker

Viktor Devlies

Deborah Dumarey

Rosa Fens

Stan Guldemont

Hannes Mol

Thomas Monsy

Lars Nowé

Anton Parys

Lawrence Schietgat

Tom Schoonjans

Nomi Schrauwen

Mathias Tack

Helen Van de Vloet

Alexander Van den Spiegel

Yvonne van der Poel

Stephen Van Elslander

Emmanuelle Vanhaesendonck

Jean-Louis Verstraete

Michiel Vrolix