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: Vynckier site Gent, 2020

Emile Bouckaert

Isra Cekaj

Astrid Christiaens

Jolien De Smet

Lode De Smet Van Damme

Bram Degieter

Anouk Depaepe

Fien Dequeker

Jeroen Dewinter

Linde Huygens

Jan Ilsbroekx

Arne Ilsbroekx

Lene Lemmens

Julie Pauwels

Dean Peeters

Eva Roose

Bert Van Wijnendaele

Aaron Vanacker

Wout Vandermeersch

Nicolas Vanneste

Cisse Vercauteren

Marie-lou Vermaerke

Maurits Verstraete

Lara Winderickx